Fontes Foundation expertise has contributed to advanced product development with a number of suppliers, through field testing as well as suggestions on technology and design improvements. For example, Fontes Foundation has collaborated with the Norwegian supplier Scan-Water on a number of products, including the EmWatKit pressurised filters for water treatment and the adaptation of this technology to permanent settings, or different types of water tanks.
Fontes Foundation also developed entirely new products depending on specific projects requirements. For instance, we developed a chlorine doser and an Aluminium Sulphate doser for our safe water systems. The dosers are produced with cost-effective materials available in the area and don’t require power.
Since 2008 Fontes Foundation has been using SMS technology to monitor the functionality of a safe water system. The systems sends automatic updates via text messages to the server, to allow remote monitoring of the system on a regular basis.