12 Jun Haiti
WorldWater has been active in Haiti for several years, including before and after the January 2010 earthquake. Currently, there are six Mobile MaxPure® solar powered water purification systems operating in the island nation of Haiti.
In 2008, WorldWater worked with the Food for the Poor and other NGOs to send two Mobile MaxPure® systems in anticipation of providing aid after hurricanes, which regularly batter the coasts of Haiti, destroying the already unreliable electrical grid, causing severe flooding and blowing debris into the streets.
Immediately following the earthquake in January 2010, these 2 predeployed systems were immediately put in to action, providing the first source of reliable clean water and power in the city if Port au Prince. The drinking water was distributed by the many Red Cross and Red Crescent teams operating in Haiti in the weeks and months after the earthquake.
In addition to these Mobile MaxPure systems, the City of Rahway, NJ and United Water (and its parent, Suez Environment) shipped another Mobile MaxPure® to Haiti in order to bring some measure of relief to the Haitian people after the earthquake.
We are pleased to join with the City of Rahway in this undertaking to add to our own efforts of supplying immediate clean drinking water to the Haitian people. Their need demands all of the resources we can supply.
Robert Iacullo, President, United Water.
Since then, other non-profit organizations have sent Mobile MaxPure systems to Haiti to help combat cholera, provide water for drinking and agriculture, and provide sustainable power to help with development and reconstruction efforts.
The transportation of goods is made nearly impossible and most water sources are polluted during these types of disasters. The Mobile MaxPure designs overcome these obstacles by being multi-modal, modular and self-powered.