Affordable Water Harvesting for Low-Income Households in Urban Areas


In Mexico City, over 36% of residents cannot regularly access clean water, with frequent supply cuts leaving families without access to basic sanitation services. This is despite Mexico receiving up to 40 inches of rainfall per year, with torrential downpours commonly saturating city drainage and flooding low-lying neighbourhoods. 

Habitat for Humanity is looking for new and innovative water collection and purification solutions which can be implemented through-out low income urban areas of Mexico City. The solution will need to include an effective rainwater receptacle alongside a purification/filtration mechanism through which impurities and hazardous aqueous compounds can be removed. Low-cost solutions will be favourably viewed which enable mass distribution across the city.

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