Advanced filtration system brings clean drinking water to remote Haitian village
Thanks to a new, advanced water filtration system, residents of Grande-Saline, a remote village in northwest Haiti, are now receiving clean drinking water.
The system, called Pall Aria™, was donated by Pall Corporation, a specialist in filtration, separation and purification solutions and technologies, as part of SUNY Broome's Health for Haiti program and began providing water to villagers in early March 2015.
The installed system is a smaller version of the robust Pall Aria membrane systems used in municipal water treatment plants around the world. It draws up to 22 gallons of river water per minute, filtering out harmful bacteria and pathogens, including cholera and Giardia.
Haiti is the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation. SUNY Broome's Health for Haiti program is a comprehensive, multi-faceted undertaking involving multiple partners that includes corporations, local companies and area residents willing to donate their time, skills and funds.
The Health for Haiti program also supports three new computer schools, which give Haitians access to and training in technology. In addition to the Pall Aria water system, Pall has donated 30 laptops for use in these schools.
About Pall Corporation
Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) is a filtration, separation and purification specialist providing solutions to meet the critical fluid management needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry. Pall works with customers to advance health, safety and environmentally responsible technologies. The company's engineered products enable process and product innovation and minimize emissions and waste. For more information, visit www.pall.com.