The National, Friday 03rd Febuary 2012
By GABRIEL FITO
KOMBIKUM villagers of Maprik in East Sepik were introduced to a convenient but simple method of sourcing clean drinking water by KK Kingston Ltd last Thursday.
Company representative August Nialir was in the village where he demonstrated how the Sawyer filter works.
The filter which is inserted into a bucket has fine hollow fibre membrane that filters water which tests have revealed to be 99.99% safe for human consumption.
Nialir explain that the system is simple but effective because the fibre membrane is so small that it cannot allow access for cholera, typhoid and other bacterial which causes water borne diseases.
He said the Sawyer water filtering system was widely accepted in the Markham valley, Lae settlements and villagers in Morobe where water sources were not safe for consumption.
Nialir said that there was demand for their product following his first visit to the province last week.
He said he would return in few weeks to extend demonstration exercises to other locations in the Central Sepik area.