How Water Purification Bottles can Aid Disaster Relief Efforts
Natural disasters are indiscriminate and strike without warning. Sadly floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes and other natural disasters claim thousands of lives every year. Unfortunately in most cases, only limited precautions such as early warning systems and earthquake-resistant buildings can be made against disaster striking again. There is however, another way in which the toll on human life can be reduced.
One of the biggest problems that disaster relief organisations face is providing uncontaminated drinking water in the wake of a disaster. Damage to infrastructure can contaminate drinking water supplies and make the spread of waterborne diseases a huge threat. If there is no alternative to drinking from these contaminated supplies, a second wave of deaths can occur, this time a tragedy that is fully preventable for all ages.
Water purification bottles such as those produced by LIFESAVER systems contain a sophisticated nano filtration system that removes bacteria, parasites, viruses, cysts and other pathogens from any water, making it safe to drink. Clean and sterile water saves lives and an emergency water purification system reduces or removes the need for bottled water to be shipped in, which can prove to be very expensive and logistically difficult. Shipping bottled water into a disaster is impossible and can create chaos further adding to the panic within an emergency situation.
The LIFESAVER bottle is the world’s first and only water purification bottle to remove all contaminants without using chemicals or power. The LIFESAVER bottles are portable, easy to use and contain a replaceable cartridge, which is suitable for filtering up to 6,000 litres of water. It can be used with just three simple steps – fill it, pump it and drink it.
The LIFESAVER bottles were developed in the wake of the December 2004 earthquake and subsequent tsunami, in which an estimated 300,000 people lost their lives. Since then the world has seen a number of large-scale natural disasters including the 2005 Hurricane Katrina, the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. In each case, many lives were saved by the efforts of disaster relief agencies supplying potable drinking water.
If individuals and households invested in a survival water purification system, access to uncontaminated water in the event of a natural disaster would not be a problem. This would result in less reliance on resources provided by disaster relief agencies and more time and money could be spent on other aid such as providing food and shelter. In short, many more lives could be saved.
LIFESAVER jerrycans, LIFESAVER water bottles with filters and LIFESAVER Solo, Family and Ultimate survival packs can be purchased from the official website at www.lifesaversystems.com.