09 Feb New Jersey Company to Design and Manufacture Mobile Solar Powered Showers for National Park Service
(PRINCETON, NJ – January 29, 2018) – WorldWater® & Solar Technologies, Inc. (WWST), America’s longest continuing solar technology company, has won a bid from the National Park Service to design and manufacture three solar powered showers for the Assateague Island National Seashore, off the Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia) Peninsula.
The Solar Shower Pump (SSP) system will be installed at the Tom’s Cove Beach on Chincoteague Island after training this March and will operate from May to October. The showers are built in ruggedized containers, which can be easily transported and stowed during the hurricane season as well as the winter months, or “off” season.
“These fully self-contained and stand-alone units are designed to provide clean pressurized water to remote sites and areas requiring intermittent use and easy redeployment,” said Michael Ingles, Vice President of Operations for WWST. “The SSPs are fully operational within 60 minutes of arriving on site, offering unparalleled reliability, portability, and value to locations which require solar water solutions.”
The SSPs will join the Mobile MaxPure™ (MMP) line of products, which are currently in use around the world providing reliable clean energy and potable water for drinking, cooking, washing, and irrigation in addition to providing disaster relief in emergency situations.
“WorldWater® & Solar has a longstanding commitment to provide disaster relief and to promote preparedness and resilience under difficult circumstances,” said Business Development Executive Carolyn Kelly Colella. “So while these National Park SSPs are specifically designed for vacation goers to simply rinse off after a day at the beach, WorldWater® & Solar is working to add the SSPs to our Government Services Administration (GSA) vendor list for use as post crisis community resilience showering/bathing units both in the domestic USA and globally,” added Colella, who also leads GlobeWater & Solar, a woman-owned business initiative.
WWST has been active in disaster relief and resiliency projects in countries all over the world, including recently in Puerto Rico and Haiti.
About WorldWater & Solar Technologies
Since 1984, WorldWater has provided viable solutions for solar electric power and water crises globally, including patented solar-powered systems that can provide electric power as well as pump hundreds of thousands of gallons per day from lakes, rivers and deep wells for irrigation and municipal water supply. The company also produces and installs standalone, portable water filtration technologies that convert sea water and up to 30,000 gallons of polluted fresh water into clean water per day for drinking, cooking and hygiene.
About Assateague Island National Seashore*
Assateague Island is managed by three official park agencies. Assateague Island National Seashore is cared for and managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Department of Natural Resources. Visitors to the park in Virginia enjoy the beach plus find opportunities for countless breathtaking experiences and adventures at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (established in 1943). The beach, wildlife, dunes, wetlands & marsh islands are protected for public outdoor recreation use and enjoyment.