Lack of clean water is responsible for more deaths in the world than war. About 1 out of every 6 people living today do not have adequate access to water, and more than double that number lack basic sanitation, for which water is needed.
Clean Water is Our Passion!
Everyone has the right to clean water...
This right is recognized in international law and provides for sufficient, safe, acceptable, physically accessible and affordable water for personal and domestic use. An adequate amount of safe water is necessary to prevent death from dehydration, to reduce the risk of water-related disease, to provide for cooking, and personal and domestic hygiene.
Filters are rated on their ability to remove particles of a specific size from a fluid, but the problem is that a variety of very different methods are applied to specify performance in this way.
When choosing an emergency water purification system there are many factors you should consider. This guide will help you make an informed decision.
Water Purification Systems (WPS) are used by many types of organization to ensure the provision of clean water when other means are unavailable due to disaster or other failure.
Here is a list of the groups that might want to use an emergency WPS:
Did you know Ultraviolet (UV) systems can destroy 99.99% of harmful microorganisms without adding chemicals or changing your water’s taste or odor? It is one of the four methods of disinfection approved by the United States FDA. UV has proven to be a quick, reliable and cost effective method of disinfecting water for both point of use and point of entry.
Using ultraviolet (UV) light for drinking water disinfection dates back to 1916 in the U.S. Over the years, UV costs have declined as researchers develop and use new UV methods to disinfect water and wastewater. Currently, several states have developed regulations that allow systems to disinfect their drinking water supplies with UV light. Running a UV light system requires a basic level of operator skill and relatively clean source water. On the down side, however, UV offers no residual disinfection within the distribution system.
Disinfection is an important step in ensuring that water is safe to drink. Water systems add disinfectants to destroy microorganisms that can cause disease in humans. The Surface Water Treatment Rule requires public water systems to disinfect water obtained from surface water supplies or groundwater sources under the influence of surface water.
Manufactured from military grade materials, these self-supporting, portable, frameless onion tanks are used for containing large volumes of water and are well suited to rapid delivery of clean water for basic human needs.
The following assessment checklists are intended to assist the Assessment Team in planning, formatting, and conducting a complete initial assessment. The answers to the checklist questions will provide the information needed to help facilitate a response to the situation.
It is more important to use water correctly than to use medicines. The following situations indicate when having access to safe, clean water is important.