The Biozone team have done yet another successful water treatment project, implementing Water Purification systems. Harnessing Nature’s technology to get clean water to Africa in rural and urban areas.
A new initiative, The Motsepe Foundation – African Rand Minerals have been generously providing water to poor rural and urban communities by purchasing water tanks [Jojos] and drilling of boreholes. Biozone Manufacturing designs, installs, and services the purification systems. First to receive access to clean water was the Kutama Village 458km North of Johannesburg. For decades the villagers have been grappling with water shortages and scavenging for water in nearby streams which are contaminated with e-coli.
The Biozone team brought relief to this impoverished community by installing a water filtration and disinfection system using ozone gas. The people of the Kutama village now have access to clean water.
After the Kutama site was commissioned, the Biozone Team rushed off to Nquadu Village (Eastern Cape) to dig a fresh bore hole, which needed a treatment system.
The Biozone team analyzed the water, then designed and installed a treatment plant to ensure the people of the Nquadu village receive clean water.
The sad truth about access to water in Africa
Africa faces huge challenges with multiple issues that adversely affect public health. One major challenge is the ability for both rural and urban areas to access a clean water supply. According to the WHO (2006), only 59% of the world’s population had access to adequate sanitation systems, and efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goal, fell short by 75% by 2015. Sadly, this has not improved to date.
The situation of access to clean water and sanitation in rural Africa is even more dismal than the previous statistics imply. The WHO (2006) stated that, in 2004, only 16% of people in sub-Saharan Africa had access to drinking water through a household connection (an indoor tap or a tap in the yard). Not only is there still poor access to readily accessible drinking water, but when water is available in these small towns, there are risks of contamination due to several factors.
We’re not stopping, we have a lot of work to do. Share this article and spread the news that any water source can be cleaned and healthy to drink, when you have the right partners by your side, harnessing nature’s technology for the better of humanity.