Exact water kit may vary according to context. Except when receiving in-kind contributions, kits will normally be ordered by individual items and kitted by CRS. The shipping information is therefore given by individual item.
Procurement location: Should be procured locally as long as quality standards can be assured – especially concerning material composition of jerry cans and quality of water purification.
*Please note – Costs will vary globally
Shipping and Cost Details:
|Jerry can, foldable||Carton of 48||11 kg||66x38x42cm||109L||$6|
|Jerry can, rigid||Individual||2.4 kg||Varies||15L||$20|
|Bucket||Pallet, 200 stacked||200kg||120x100x110cm||1000L||$4.50|
|Soap||Carton of 12||6.5kg||26x20x23cm||28L||$2.50 per carton|
|Water purification tablets (Aquatabs)*||Carton of 10,000||N/A||N/A||N/A||$50 per carton|
* If the water is not very turbid, then Aquatabs are fine. If the water is turbid then Aquatabs may not be sufficient in terms of the chlorine demand. In the case of flood emergencies and more contaminated water may be used, it is recommended to use PuR (Procter and Gamble) or Chlor-Floc (recommended by US-EPA). Also you can use Watermaker for the first two weeks of a flood/natural disaster where access to a cleaner water source is a real challenge and one can then shift to Aquatabs since these are cheaper. It is in powder form but is the same in terms of using a set quantity mixed in a jerry can. Same principle for PuR sachets since both have flocculants to settle solids. Each packet treats ten liters of water.
Specifications: Basic Water Kit for family of 5 for one month.
|Jerry Cans (2)||PVC/PE10L; Screw top lid; 50mm minimum opening; New high-density polyethylene for rigid jerry cans; Food grade low ethylene for folding or collapsible; Suitability for drinking water should be approved by official body; Light color only, UV treated for long term outdoor use; Carrying handle; Drop test from 2m with full water on hard ground – 3 consecutive drops without damage or leakage|
|Bucket with lid (1)||14L; HDPE|
|Soap, bar (5)||Approximately 250g; Wrapped|
|Water purification tabs (6)||NaDCC; 33mg tabs/PAC-50|