Making the undrinkable, drinkable...making the unthinkable a reality.
The Pinheiros River in Sao Paulo flows 25 kms/16 miles through a city of 20 million residents, a landmark for all the wrong reasons.
Once described as slowing to an ooze, LIFESAVER technology has transformed the jet black liquid of the infamous Pinheiros River to something which resembles clean, translucent bottled water. This transformation couldn't be more significant in a city, where 20% of the population lacks access to basic sanitation. That's 4 million people without clean running water and access to a sewage system living in sprawling neighbourhoods a top densely populated hill-sides.
In August 2015, LIFESAVER systems demonstrated what is possible through the application of ultra-filtration technology with one of the dirtiest, most contaminated rivers in the world. The portable water filter has filtered and purified water which contains waste deposited by factories and discharged sewage flowing directly from bordering, expanding neighbourhoods. LIFESAVER systems along with their In-country partners Dynamis conducted a test of the river with independent 'Water Lab' facility. Water Lab, offering technical and laboratory analysis concluded that Pinheiros river water filtered through a LIFESAVER jerrycan was safe to drink using guidelines according to the national law 2914.
Since 1992 authorities in Sao Paulo have been working on a project to clean up the Pinheiros River, but as the LIFESAVER system team visit in August 2015, that project still has a long way to go. LIFESAVER systems visited the Pinheiros River ahead of their participation in the Fitabes Rio Water show, held October 4th - 8th 2015, organised by the Brazilian Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering: www.events.ukti.gov.uk/water-mission-to-brazil---fitabes-rio-water-show-6/
Come visit us at stand E07.