In the wake of a disaster and the destruction of an area’s infrastructure, there is always an acute immediate need to provide significant quantities of treated, recycled water for sanitation and drinking water purposes. The mobility of REV H2O’s system components, the small footprint and the low energy usage ensures rapid deployment and commissioning to addressing these life saving needs. Individuals require approximately 1 gallon of drinking water/day, but approximately 36 gallons a /day for sanitation purposes. Disease spreads rampantly in the absence of the infrastructure to treat black water for discharge as grey water or to recycle for purposes of sanitation, irrigation and animal watering. Diarrhea, disease outbreaks, Cholera, Hepatitis A and E, and Leptospirosis are just a few of the diseases faced by survivors of natural disasters, after drinking water has been contaminated and have been reported after flooding and related displacement.
- As of January 2011, the death toll in Haiti’s cholera outbreak now stands at 4,030 according to the World Health Organization.
- Nearly 210,000 cases of cholera have been reported since the disease was first confirmed in October last year.
- One half of the world’s hospital beds on any given day are occupied by patients who suffer from water born disease illnesses.
Call REV H2O at 585-662-5738 to see how we can provide a humanitarian and disaster relief program for your country or organization.