Clean Water for Haiti

The need for clean water following the 12 January Richter 7.2 earthquake in Haiti has not been a focus in main news coverage, but is significant.  One aid agency, Water Mission International, was already there when the earthquake struck and was able to quickly scale up operations.  The Poul Due Jensen Foundation and others have provided funding for 20 more pumping units to add to the 2 installed in the first week after the earthquake, together with another 7 installed by 3 February.  The pumps are solar-powered Grundfos SQ units and are installed with a chlorination unit.  Grundfos say the “pumping systems provide clean water for so far 20 000 to 30 000 needy in Haiti”.

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