The Ixtatan Foundation is supporting a ceramic water filter project using the same technology that we are using for our project; the clay, sawdust, and colloidal silver filters. (For more on this and other water filter technologies, click here.)

“Engineers from the University of Virginia are conducting an ongoing study of water quality in San Mateo Ixtatán and the water filters produced in the school’s kilns, now being used to purify drinking water in the town’s homes. They will measure the effects of regular access to clean water on the health and productivity of the people of San Mateo Ixtatán. Students are involved in this work as well, learning to take water samples, measure water quality, build filters, and work with community members”