Drinking water treatment system donated to Haiti hospital by Severn Trent

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July 18, 2013 -- The country of Haiti was recently donated a sodium hypochlorite generation disinfection system for the Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais in the town of Mirebalais by Severn Trent Services, a leading global supplier of water and wastewater solutions, who partnered with Operation Blessing International (OBI), a global humanitarian organization.

The companies installed and commissioned the ClorTec® T-6 Series, capable of producing six pounds of sodium hypochlorite per day, which can disinfect up to 165,000 gallons of water daily for the hospital. The recently-completed 300-bed teaching hospital will provide primary care services to about 185,000 people and secondary and tertiary care to all of central Haiti and areas in and around Port-au-Prince.

OBI, which first provided humanitarian services in Haiti in 2009 at the request of Partners in Health, drilled five water wells for the new hospital. The wells included a primary hospital well (8" x 300') and backup (6" x 200'), an off-site well for hospital staff housing (4" x 200') and two community wells (4" x 100') for public use. While the primary well was being drilled, OBI also funded construction of the hospital's cistern and delivered several truckloads of drinking water every day for over a month.

A Severn Trent technician and OBI staff worked together on the installation and commissioning of the system. OBI continues to provide technical support and maintenance for the water system, ensuring the hospital has water that meets the U.S. standards for water quality available at every tap.

About Severn Trent Services

Severn Trent Services (www.severntrentservices.com), 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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