Clean Water is Our Passion!

The Need for Good Water and Sanitation In Disaster Response

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.

Choosing an Emergency Water Purification System

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:

Ultraviolet Water Purification

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.

Ultraviolet Disinfection for Potable Water

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.

Water Storage

Collapsible water storage tankManufactured 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.

Disaster Water Checklist

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.