As images depicting the disaster inflicted along the Gulf Coast of the United States began to appear on the news, WorldWater & Solar Technologies began to imagine a way to leverage our technological capabilities to bring relief to the residents, Emergency Responders and volunteers in the afflicted areas.
This is how and when the prototype for the first of WorldWater’s mobile, off-grid solar water purification systems, or the Mobile MaxPure®, was conceived.
As the first ever solar-powered water pumping and purification system, the Mobile MaxPure® was one of the few sources of clean drinking water for the town of South Waveland, Mississippi for over seven months. In partnership with the Morrell Foundation, the system was located near a temporary structure providing assistance to affected families and serving as a home base for responders and volunteers.
In addition to pumping and purifying polluted water, making it safe for drinking, bathing and cooking, the system also provided a ready source of power for a range of equipment used in rebuilding efforts.