St. Joe’s students create water filter meant for developing nations

    If a water filtration system developed by a group of St. Joe’s University students does what they hope it’ll do, the filters will use bacteria to help keep water clean.

    After a visit to Guatemala, the students began developing a simple, affordable water filter made from buckets, cheesecloth, spigots and very fine sand.

    They explained to WHYY’s Taunya English how the system works and how bacteria can aid the filtration process.

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