City of Rahway, United Water purchase solar water purification system for immediate shipment to Haiti
PRINCETON, NJ, Feb. 3, 2010 -- The City of Rahway NJ and United Water have joined to purchase a solar water purification system from WorldWater & Solar Technologies for immediate delivery to the people of Haiti...
• Mobile MaxPure® solar pumping/purification system can provide more than 100,000 liters per day to as many people in ravaged country -- example of public-private sector combining for rapid response to emergencies
PRINCETON, NJ, Feb. 3, 2010 -- It was announced today that the City of Rahway NJ and United Water, one of the nation's largest water services companies, have joined to purchase from WorldWater & Solar Technologies Inc. for immediate delivery to the people of Haiti the solar water purification system, Mobile MaxPure®. The solar operating system will match another Mobile MaxPure® system currently operating in Port-au-Prince which is supplying more than 100,000 liters of pure drinking water daily to the International Red Cross for distribution throughout the city.
Mayor Jim Kennedy of Rahway said, "This is a good example of the public and private sectors combining smoothly and rapidly to meet a world emergency. By this quick action, the citizens of Rahway and the management of United Water and its parent company, Suez Environment, are showing how the two sectors can move in unison to help in an emergency such as this."
United Water President Robert Iacullo declared, "We are pleased to join with the City of Rahway in this undertaking to add to our own efforts of supplying immediate clean drinking water to the Haitian people. Their need demands all of the resources we can supply."
Quentin T. Kelly, Chairman and CEO of WorldWater & Solar Technologies Inc., stated, "Our solar purification units were first used after Katrina to deliver clean water to the people of Waveland MS. The Mobile MaxPure® is the most advanced development of this solar capability, with one unit able to deliver clean drinking water at the rate of more than 100,000 liters per day, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We were alerted by witnesses on the ground in Port-au-Prince that our current solar unit in Haiti was the first purification system to begin operating after it was retrieved from a damaged building by our distributor and Food For The Poor. Literally within minutes it began purifying contaminated city water and pumping it into the tankers of the French, American, German, Spanish and Belgian Red Cross services for transport to stations across the city. This unit purchased by Rahway and United Water will be shipped almost immediately to Haiti for similar action."
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 daily 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.