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2011 News in Brief



Murcott’s Ghanaian water filter factory is in State Department news

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An article and photo gallery about Pure Home Water (PHW) and its success at improving drinking water quality for rural Ghanaians appeared on the website in March. PHW is a nonprofit company based in Tamale, Ghana, that was founded in 2005 by Senior Lecturer Susan Murcott. It builds and sells Kosim (“pure water” in the local language) ceramic pot water filters and provides training, service, distribution, monitoring and emergency relief services. The article by Kathryn McConnell reports that PHW’s filters have benefited about 100,000 people to date. The company recently completed work on its own Kosim filter factory in Tamale.