Pump manufacturer will provide mobile water treatment in Ukraine
The Wilo Group is donating more than 60 mobile water treatment systems to Ukraine. Each of these systems, called PAUL (portable aqua unit for lifesaving), can reportedly "filter around 1,200 liters of water per day and supply at least 400 people in crisis areas with fresh drinking water," according to pump industry association BPMA. "Thus, the water backpacks help maintain vital basic supplies in severely stricken communities."
“The PAUL water backpack is an effective yet simple solution for the local treatment and quick supply of drinking water,” said Oliver Hermes, President and CEO of the Wilo Group. “We would like to use it to help alleviate the suffering of those affected most.” The portable containers can be refilled constantly with water from springs, wells, or rivers. They contain an ultrafiltration membrane that reliably removes impurities, pollutants, and pathogens from inserted water. This provides people in need in regions affected by heavy fighting with fresh drinking water without the need for a power supply or external energy sources.
“The supply of clean water is vital. Unfortunately, it is no longer guaranteed everywhere in Ukraine, due to destroyed infrastructures,” Oliver continued.