Over 800 million people around the world live in poverty, and are subject to poor water quality.
That means over 400 million children are at risk!
A huge ongoing humanitarian disaster that Disaster Aid Australia is tackling under the Banner of ‘Safe Water for Every Child
Our method of achieving a long term solution to the issues of contaminated water is by funding the setting up a community owned, and operated water treatment facilities.
A key part of the treatment is the use of the SkyHydrant™ Filter which is extremely effective in removing contaminated particles in water including disease carrying bacteria.
Each Skyhydrant costs around $5,000 delivered to the community together with pipes and tanks.
Typically installation, by the local people, costs up to $2,000.
The Skyhydrants can provide up to 1,000 litres/hour of filtered, high quality water for up to 10 years.
The units are extremely simple to operate and require the absolute minimum of mechanical devices, such as pumps, in the process.
Results from the Yebilaptsa Central School in Bhutan, where a Disaster Aid Skyhydrant was installed are:
Following the Skyhydrant Installed over the January 2018 school holidays the incidence of lost days of schooling as a result of diarrhea dropped by more than 70%.