• Mobile MaxPure® supplying Red Cross tankers with potable water for delivery throughout Port-au-Prince; WorldWater & Solar Technologies Inc. creates separate non-profit entity "WorldWater for Haiti" to assist disaster response and recovery
PRINCETON, NJ, Jan. 20, 2010 -- WorldWater & Solar Technologies Inc. (WWST) has learned that its solar Mobile MaxPure® water pumping and purification system was the first and for many hours after the earthquake the only purification equipment operating, supplying clean drinking water to thousands in Port-au-Prince. There was no electricity and essentially no diesel fuel for other systems.
After pulling the Mobile MaxPure® unit out from the rubble of a collapsed building, the French Red Cross and the company's distributor moved it to the International Red Cross (IFRC) base, where it began immediately pumping and purifying 30,000 gallons per day for distribution across Port-au-Prince by tankers of the American, French, German, Spanish, Belgian and other Red Cross services. It is estimated by the WorldWater distributor, Patrick Brun, that more than 100 nationalities of aid workers have continued using the Mobile MaxPure® for water supply.
In addition to clean water, the Mobile Max is also supplying 3.3 kW of electric power and has the capability for operating a satellite communications system.
To aid the relief and recovery efforts in Haiti, WorldWater has initiated a campaign "WorldWater for Haiti" and has created a separate non-profit entity where donations may be made starting tonight to help send more solar powered purification systems to Haiti. Please visit www.worldwatersolar.com/disasterrelief/ or contact Melissa Burns ([email protected]) to learn more.
WorldWater's Mobile MaxPure® systems are also operating in Darfur and for civilians in Iraq and soon Afghanistan under the auspices of the US military.
About WorldWater & Solar Technologies Inc.
WorldWater & Solar Technologies is a private company specializing in proprietary solar-driven water pumping and purification systems, mainly through its Mobile MaxPure® technology and product lines, which can produce an average of 30,000 gallons of potable water 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from freshwater sources, using solar power backed by an embedded battery bank. Reverse osmosis (RO) desalination and purification systems are also available. For more information about WorldWater & Solar Technologies Inc. visit the website at www.worldwatersolar.com.