Drinking water technology to aid Haiyan disaster relief efforts in Philippines
MIOX Corporation and Operation Blessing International partnership to provide disaster relief for Philippines hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM,Nov.18, 2013 -- Super Typhoon Haiyan recently hit the Philippines causing many deaths and much devastation across the island country. In an effort to provide disaster relief to the region, MIOX Corporation, a specialist in on-site chemical generation technology, has partnered with Operation Blessing International (OBI), one of the largest charities in America.
As such, six MIOX BPS portable sodium hypochlorite generators and a SANILEC 6 sodium hypochlorite generator have been deployed to the Philippines by Operation Blessing. The seven clean water treatment technologies have the combined capacity to treat approximately 500,000 gallons of water each day, providing safe drinking water in life-threatening conditions.
Operation Blessing VP of International Operations, David Darg, is on the ground in Tacloban, Philippines preparing for the arrival of the portable sodium hypochlorite water treatment systems. Darg, who has been a first responder to over 100 natural disasters globally, says the level of suffering in the Philippines is among the worst he has ever witnessed.
"There's a tremendous amount of aid that is ready to pour into the country, but the port was destroyed and the local infrastructure severely damaged," he said. "This is making the transportation of aid to the hardest hit areas near impossible."