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Market for Household Water Treatment to Grow

A woman gathers household drinking water from local sourceA recent market analysis of household water purification systems found that significant market growth is likely, especially in developing regions where public water supply systems are underdeveloped. Growing health concerns associated with chemical and chlorine systems (technologies that currently dominate the household drinking water market) could also open the marketplace for other approaches that remove microbial contaminants and are easy to use. With 4 billion cases of diarrhea attributed to unsafe water, the report forecasts the growing importance of alternative water purification systems for household use.