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Aquatabs® 1000

  1. Overview
    Aquatabs® 1000 is a tablet which is added to 1,000 to 1,250 litres of well water to kill most harmful micro-organisms. The tablet dissolves clear within minutes and disinfects the water within 30 minutes.
  2. Presentation
    Aquatabs® 1000 tablets is a 8.68gm tablet presented in a tub and lid format with a shelf life of 3 years.
  3. Label Claim
    Aquatabs will lead to a 6 log reduction in bacteria, a 4 log reduction in viruses and a 3 log reduction in Cysts (Giardia) within 30 minutes, when used in non turbid water.
  4. Directions for use and dosage

    Litres Emergency Household Water
    1,000-1,250 8.68gm 8.68gm

    Disinfection of Wells and Tubewells
    Following construction of a well and installation of the pump, or if biological pollution has entered the well, it should be disinfected immediately to kill any micro-organisms present.
    To disinfect a well/tubewell, the following procedure is recommended
    1. Dissolve 10 Aquatabs 8.68gm, in 50 litres of water in an open area.
    2. Pour half the solution into the well. Operate the pump until the water pumped out( or from all the opened taps in a household) distinctly smells of chlorine.
    3. Stop pumping and add the rest of the solution to the well.
    4. Wait one hour and pump again ( with all taps open in a household) for several minutes.
    5. Stop pumping and leave the well for twelve hours.
    6. At the end of this time pump to waste until the residual available chlorine level reaches <2mg/l.
    7. Refill the system with potable water.


    Disinfection of Spring Boxes or Silt Traps.

    1. Dissolve 10 Aquatabs 8.68gm in 50 litres of water in an open area.
    2. Thoroughly scrub the inside walls with the solution, especially between the water level and
      the highest point the water level may reach, using half the solution.
    3. Pour the remainder of the solution into the well/box/trap.
    4. In the case of a pump facility, also follow procedures 4.5.6.and 7. for the disinfection of wells and tubewells.
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