Cayman Water
22nd November 2016

Cayman Water Helps Fight Cholera in Haiti

Cayman Water Company recently made a donation of US$3,375 to purchase 75 water filtration devices to help eliminate cholera and other water borne pathogens and contaminants from drinking water in Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

The support was given in response the Caribbean Desalination Association’s (CaribDA) newly established Humanitarian Committee that launched a Haiti Relief Effort for its members and the general public to participate. Donations will be managed by the Pan American Development Fund (PADF) and are going towards the purchase of Sawyer PointONE Water Purifier Units and 5 gallons buckets (manufactured in Haiti by Plastech Industries). The cost of each complete unit is US$45 and covers the cost of shipping as well. The goal is to provide 1000 units with the capacity to provide purified drinking water for up to 340,000 people each day.

“While the residents of Grand Cayman enjoy the ubiquitous luxury of pure drinking water from the tap, Cayman Water is cognizant that there are many countries that do not. We commend CaribDA for taking the initiative to provide an effective means to meet Haiti’s most basic need.” said Karlene Singh, Business Development – Project Engineer at Consolidated Water and CaribDA Director. “Cayman Water is so pleased to be able to offer our support and help bring safe drinking water to our neighbour, especially in their time of need.”

The Caribbean Desalination Association (CaribDA) is a non-profit organization and represents members/sponsors from the Caribbean desalination and water reuse communities, utilities, industries, academia and government as well as individuals interested in water supply improvement in the Caribbean, specifically by means of desalination or water reuse.

The donation drive is open to the general public and more information can be found at www.caribda.com.


 


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