SAFE DRINKING WATER PROJECT - - SAMPLE PROJECT
Our very life depends on clean drinking water. We can survive without food for up to
2 months, but without water, we will die within 3 days. Contaminated drinking water is a worldwide crisis, and the situation is getting worse, not better. The impact in under- developed counties is staggering, resulting in needless suffering and death where the struggle for life is already difficult. Consider the facts:
• 80% of all illnesses result directly from waterborne pathogens.
• 5 million people, most of them children, die each year from diarrhea. The primary cause of diarrhea is contaminated drinking water.
• 2.5 billion incidents of illness are caused by contaminated water every year.
• 50% of hospitalizations result from waterborne disease.
• The leading cause of death for children under the age of five is infection from waterborne diseases.
• At any one time, approximately one billion people suffer from diseases contracted by consuming contaminated water.
• 1.2 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water. The World Health Organization predicts that by 2025, this number will increase to more than 2 billion.
Safe Water Systems is proud to offer a solution: Solar Water Pasteurizers.
SOLAR WATER PASTEURIZATION TECHNOLOGY
Solar Water Pasteurizers disinfect microbiologically contaminated water by combining two time-tested technologies: pasteurization n and solar water heating. Solar Water Pasteurizers use the heat of the sun to kill water-borne pathogens and make water safe to drink.
It is a common misconception that water must be boiled to be disinfected. In fact, water can be pasteurized, just like milk, juices, wine and beer. Independent laboratory tests confirm that our Solar Water Pasteurizers are 99.999% effective in destroying microbiological contaminants, including all disease-causing bacteria, viruses and protozoa. Solar Water Pasteurizers are more effective in purifying water than chlorine, UV radiation, household filters or slow sand filters.