Clean and Safe Drinking Water July 26th, 2013
Access to clean and safe drinking water is a fundamental human need and therefore, a basic right. Contaminated water jeopardizes both the physical and social health of all people and it is an affront to human dignity. Over the last, there has been frantic preoccupation of constructing and expanding water supplies and it is only in the latter part of the decade that more attention is being given to the investigation, protection and control of the installations, which supply safe drinking water.
Much Of The World Lacks Safe Drinking Water
The overall responsibility of a public water supplier is to provide clean and safe drinking water that is adequate in quantity and acceptable in quality to each consumer. Too much of the world lacks access to clean drinking water. Engineer, Michael Pritchard decided to do something about it. He invented the portable Lifesaver Filter, which can make the most revolting water drinkable in seconds.
The Portable Invention For Safe Drinking Water
This amazing life saving invention to create safe drinking water was first shared by TED Global in 2009. Michael Pritchard invented the Lifesaver Filter and Lifesaver Water-Purification Bottle, this is something that has revolutionized water-delivery systems in disaster-stricken areas around the globe. During the twin tragedies of the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, Ipswich's water-treatment expert Michael Pritchard was so overwhelmed by the televised coverage of throngs of refugees waiting for days for something that we all take for granted, safe drinking water.
Safe Drinking Water From Revolting Swamp Water
Pritchard was so stricken by the chronic failure of aid agencies to provide the basic need for safe drinking water that he used cutting-edge nanotechnology, a non-chemical, nano-filtration hollow fiber membrane with 15 nanometer pores (it is designed to block viruses), to create the Lifesaver Bottle. It can make the most revolting swamp water drinkable in seconds. It took a little while and some very frustrating prototypes but eventually he did it. A single long-lasting filter can clean 6,000 liters of water. Given the astronomical cost of shipping safe drinking water to disaster areas, Pritchard's Lifesaver bottle could turn traditional aid models on their heads.
No Chemicals Needed To Get Safe Drinking Water
"With LIFESAVER Bottle there is no need for tablets, boiling, chemicals, tubes, shaking, scrubbing, waiting or effort. Lifesaver Bottle produces clean, sterile drinking water with no foul taste. I truly believe LIFESAVER Bottle could save your life one day." said Michael W. Pritchard M.W.M.Soc, Inventor & CEO - LIFESAVER systems.
The Lifesaver Bottle will have a significant impact on how safe drinking water is supplied during humanitarian and disaster relief operations world-wide. Its unique technology now means local sources of water may be safely drunk. More importantly the Lifesaver Bottle will reduce the onset and spread of diseases and reduce the logistical supported required when responding to events.
Using the Lifesaver Bottle also means quicker responses where safe drinking water is needed. It lowers the overall cost of response as no bottled water will be required. Less medicine, staff and transportation are needed and no landfill sites have to be created to dispose of the waste created by millions of plastic bottles. The Lifesaver Bottle will save lives, with a reduced cost and greater response time than in the past. The concept is truly revolutionary and the world can now rest assured that if and when disaster strikes, they can still have access to safe drinking water.
Source: Clean And Safe Drinking Water