When natural disasters strike, one of the first things considered in coordinating an emergency response is water, and with good reason. It’s indispensable, and people need water to drink, cook, wash, and maintain personal hygiene. It’s also essential to ensure that those affected by natural disasters have access to clean drinking water to avoid waterborne illnesses and disease. In this blog post, we highlight how water relief works and the importance of water institutions when natural disasters hit.
How Water Relief Works
When floods or other disasters damage drinking water wells, it creates problems for the drinking water supply. Floodwater can contaminate well water with livestock waste, human sewage, chemicals, and other contaminants. This polluted water can lead to serious illness if used for bathing or drinking.
Government agencies or non-profit organizations often coordinate water relief efforts, and relief efforts typically involve distributing clean drinking water to those affected by a disaster. This water is generally sourced from outside the affected area and brought in by truck or plane. In some cases, portable water treatment plants may be set up to provide clean drinking water if tap water is contaminated.
Why It’s Important
Waterborne diseases are a leading cause of death in natural disasters, so providing clean drinking water is essential to preventing the spread of illness. In addition, maintaining good hygiene is vital for overall health and can help people recover from the stress of a disaster more quickly.
Natural disasters can have a devastating impact on communities, but with proper planning and relief efforts, we can help people return to their homes and lives as quickly as possible. Water relief is one of the most important relief efforts because it helps prevent the spread of disease and maintains good hygiene practices.
At Purafy, we strive to provide the world with advanced clean technology solutions that can help solve global water challenges. The PORTAGE is a one-of-a-kind product that helps communities access clean drinking water following a natural disaster without the need to source external water from unaffected regions.
The PORTAGE is a powerful and compact filtration system that combines graphene, advanced ultrafiltration (AUF) membranes, conventional water filters, and a built-in pump to create clean, high-quality drinking water at flow rates exceeding 300L per hour. This proprietary combination of materials allows the machine to have greater output flow, use less power, and is significantly more economical than comparable water purification systems. The PORTAGE is easily transportable and can be set up quickly to provide an immediate water filtration solution for disaster relief efforts.
For more information about the PORTAGE and how it can help in water relief efforts, visit our website, purafy.com