When deciding upon which system a region may need, it is important to factor in all variables. In the case of this dental clinic in Lusaka, clean water was needed not only to drink, but for routine dental practices for their patients. Additionally, the clinic hoped that they could clean their own wastewater to ensure they were not re-polluting their runoff; we found the answer.
Promoting a Greater Purpose
The first in-country application of our new technology will be in Zambia, where Dr. Wesley Arnold (pictured furthest left) runs the Lusaka Adventist Dental Services Clinic. The clinic gets it’s water from a “borehole” well, which then pumps water to a 5,000 liter (1,320 gallons) storage tank. Like so many wells in Africa, the borehole can become contaminated with Cholera and other waterborne pathogens. This was the case in 2018 when Cholera swept the area leaving the region without a clean source of water.
Our prototype system produces more than enough water to meet the daily needs of the dental clinic using nothing more than the power generated by the sun. It can also run off of AC (grid power) on rainy days or at night. This can mean the difference between life or death in case of another Cholera outbreak or other type of epidemic. The system can provide for the basic needs of nearly 3,000 people per day in the event of an emergency.
We will also be installing a smaller system in the mobile clinic, which will not only provide clean water to patients but also additional clean water for people in the outlying areas of Lusaka. The ability to provide water to those in need will greatly expand the life-changing nature of the mobile clinic.
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