AquaMedix’s mission is to catch the bacteria in drinking water before they sicken people. Most of the time we’re focused on helping the immuno-compromised, the elderly, and other high-risk populations. Controlling waterborne pathogens is also valuable when safe drinking water is scarce.
It’s an unspoken assumption in the US that safe drinking water is freely available at any time to anyone. Hurricane Maria turned that assumption on its head when it barreled through Puerto Rico. Hurricanes destroy not only buildings but water quality.
AquaMedix products helped provide clean water for two towns in Puerto Rico because of the work of Mark Shay, currently of Counsel to Lippitt O’Keefe Gornbein, PLLC (Birmingham, Michigan) and Bill Korreck owner of Global Treatment Solutions of Holly, Michigan
Bill Korreck created the Water Wagon, a completely portable water filtration delivery system on wheels. It’s built out of existing technology and can provide 3,600 gallons of drinkable water an hour. Originally designed and built to help Flint Michigan, he and Mark Shaye worked with DTE to bring the Water Wagon to Puerto Rico.
AquaMedix is proud to have been part of this effort by donating the Micro 10 filter to help clean the water on the way into the Water Wagon. The filter, pictured below, helped clean the water dispensed to the local population.
Our hollow fiber membrane is designed to keep out anything larger than 0.20 microns. It filters out enough tiny bacteria such as Legionella and Pseudomonas Aeruginosa (and larger bacteria) to reduce the risk of waterborne infection dramatically.
We urge you to read the whole story about how Mark and Bill provided drinking water for two towns in Puerto Rico here:
On the Road to Recovery in Puerto Rico – https://myjewishdetroit.org/2018/05/on-the-road-to-recovery-in-puerto-rico/#
If you’d like to learn more about AquaMedix filters and how they can help protect people in the event of a health care facility water emergency – visit us at www.aquamedix.net