Household water treatment filters - product guide

Guidance on the selection and procurement of household filter. for water treatment

A schoolgirl take water from a water filter, at Zilla Parishad Higher Primary School in Bhatari, India, in July 2012.


The purpose of this product guide is to raise awareness on the different products that are available on the market with the aim of empowering local procurement of water filtration products wherever possible.

The publication underlines that none of the existing filter technologies is a perfect and universal solution and examines the categories that represent the majority of available filters, highlighting a few products.

The filters included in this guide were assessed by UNICEF Supply Division during the first quarter 2020.

English, French, and Spanish versions of the guide are available in the scroll down menu. 


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