A New Jersey based company has come up with what they believe to be the solution to end the water crisis throughout the whole world. The problem throughout most of the third world countries and even in America (Flint water crisis) has been people dying from drinking dirty water. In first world countries we have the capability of drinking bottled water if our tap water has a dangerous level of a chemical in them, but that’s clearly not the case in a lot of places like Ethiopia, Chad, Cambodia, Haiti, etc. This is still a high cause of death because obviously if you don’t drink water, you die, but this is their only option to have drinking water. WorldWater & Solar Technologies Inc. came up with an idea to try and save the hundreds of children that die every year from drinking bad water.
WorldWater & Solar Technologies Inc. is actually a tiny little company based in Princeton, New Jersey who believes that they can solve this problem. The interesting way they believe they can do it is this: Sun Rays. It doesn’t matter if the water is 1,000 feet underground or sitting in a soiled pond, their solar-powered water-purifying pumps are designed to suck this dirty water up, put it through a filter, and actually zap it with ultraviolet rays. This type of technology was developed and patented by Princeton engineers and they sell the pumps for as little as $12,000 in what they call a “suitcase”. And then the largest model, which can astonishingly pump and purify 30,000 gallons of water per day for $120,000.
So far these pumps have actually been deployed to Haiti during the 2010 earthquake and even the US military has utilized them overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have also been deployed to Darfur and the Philippines. Obviously, I am all for these pumps. Being able to get water to all the different parts of the world that need it would be huge. Recently, the United Nations called all governments to spend whatever money is necessary so that by 2030 all people can have access to clean water (let’s see how Trump will react to spending money on something like water). However, these prices are pretty steep for places that can’t even get access to clean water. So there would need to be some sort of way, maybe start a go fund me to try and help fund different pumps for different places.WorldWater actually showed their new pump design yesterday (World Water Day) and are hoping that this will upstart the rise to clean water everywhere. However, the World Bank estimates that it’ll cost $114 billion a year to reach their goal of clean water everywhere by 2030. I honestly don’t know if it’s possible to spend that much, but it’s important that we get this technology out to the world, through Government spending or our own fundraising, so everyone can have the right to drink clean water.
Link to Website: http://pix11.com/2017/03/22/new-jersey-company-shows-off-technology-that-could-solve-world-water-crisis/