‘Water is Life’ – receiving a special gift, Portable Aqua Unit

On Saturday 30 May 2015, representatives from the Dwarikas Hotel, Shanti Sewa Griha, and the Rotary Club of Kathmandu Midtown came to visit the Vajra Varahi Healthcare Clinic at Vajravarahi, Chapagaon, Lalitpur to sign a Memorandun of Understanding and donate to us a PAUL-WB or the Portable Aqua Unit for Lifesaving – Water Backpack.

This water filtration system will enable the Chokgyur Lingpa Foundation’s Vajra Varahi Health Care Clinic to be able to provide at no cost to the general public 1200 liters of potable (drinkable) water each day. That is sufficient to serve the needs of up to 400 people, at 3 litres per day per person. The Clinic will be responsible for the proper installation, operation, and maintenance of the PAUL – WB unit.

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Donors and staff proudly exhibit the new filtration unit on Saturday afternoon

This award-winning ultrafiltration membrane water filter was designed and developed by the University of Kassel’s Department of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering especially to be used in emergency relief. Its light weight, modular, transportable unit can be easily deployed and operated without electricity, fuel, chemical consumables, skilled operators, and maintenance technicians. The membrane is capable of removing more than 99.9% of waterborne pathogens including viruses. Depending on the quality of the water intake, the lifespan of the unit can last 8 to 10 years.

Vajra Varahi Healthcare Clinic is justly proud and honored to partner with the Dwarikas Hotel, Shanti Sewa Griha, and the Rotary Club of Kathmandu Midtown to bring free potable water to the Chapagaon community. Our heartfelt thanks to them for their kindness and support.

 

Written by CGLF

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