Severn Trent Services Donates Electrolytic Water Disinfection Equipment To Haiti
The company's portable sodium hypochlorite generating systems provide the Haitian people enough treatment capacity to disinfect up to 13 million gallons of water per day.
Severn Trent Services has donated 11 portable electrolytic water disinfection systems to humanitarian agencies working in Haiti to assist in the effort to provide safe drinking water to the residents of that country. The combined units, which convert saltwater and energy into liquid sodium hypochlorite — a chlorine equivalent — are capable of disinfecting up to 13 million gallons of drinking water per day. The donation is part of a grassroots campaign to enable ordinary citizens to treat their drinking water at the point of consumption.
The donated systems, all utilizing Severn Trent Services' proprietary electrolytic technology, are ideal for use in isolated locations where water purification, waste treatment or surface disinfection is required. "Our portable disinfection units are so easy to use that ordinary citizens without any technical skill can disinfect their water using just salt, water and energy," said Ali Giti, national sales director for Severn Trent Services.
Ten portable Sanilecsystems and one ClorTecunit were donated to three humanitarian agencies working in Haiti: Operation Blessing International, Deep Springs International and St. Damien Hospital. Deep Springs International seeks to alleviate poverty, illness and unemployment through an integrated and sustainable safe water program. Operation Blessing International provides strategic disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, clean water and community development around the world; and St. Damien Hospital is a free pediatric hospital in Haiti. The equipment donated to St. Damien will help provide desperately needed clean water and will be used for general disinfection of surfaces at the hospital. The clean drinking water may also be used to benefit St. Damien's supporting programs, including 24 primary schools and two orphanages in Haiti.
According to Michael Ritter, co-founder and CEO of Deep Springs International, "Our organization serves more than 38,000 families in Haiti through our household water treatment programs. Severn Trent Services' donation of water disinfection equipment will improve our capacity to serve each of these families in an ongoing, sustainable way."
Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, continues to struggle through the aftereffects of the 2010 earthquake. Up to 4,000 Haitians have died of cholera alone in the past several months, and one out of three Haitians lacks access to safe drinking water.
About Severn Trent Services
Severn Trent Services, with global headquarters in Fort Washington, Pa., USA, is a leading supplier of water and wastewater solutions. The company's broad range of products and services is concentrated around disinfection, instrumentation and filtration technologies and contract operating services. Our analytical services group is the United Kingdom's leading environmental testing organization, and our international operating services business provides worldwide contract operation and support for all aspects of water and wastewater utility operational development and business transformation. Severn Trent Services is a member of the Severn Trent Plc (London: SVT.L) group of companies. Severn Trent is a FTSE 100 company.
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