USAID Chlorine Dispenser

Africa c. 2012

Reliable access to safe water saves lives, improves livelihoods, and makes communities more resilient. This is an example of a chlorine dispenser from a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) program called “Dispensers for Safe Water”. The program provides access to safe water to four million people living in rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dispensers like this one are placed near community water sources. While the user is transporting the water back to their home, the chlorine dilutes into the water and kills pathogens that cause diseases like diarrhea, which remains the second leading killer of children under five globally.

  • Source/Credit: Transfer from the U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Catalog Number: 2015.0012.32
  • Created: c. 2012
  • Acquired: 2015

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