Most of the people don’t have any problems getting fresh drinking water. But this is not the case all over the planet. Approximately 2.2 billion people don’t have this privilege like most of us. It’s ironic because we live in a world that is ⅔ water, and these people struggle to get safe access to drinking water. Currently, the NGO “Give Power” presented a solution to this problem. They installed a solar plant that can transform ocean water into drinking water. It’s a great innovation that helps 25.000 people a day to bring fresh drinking water.
“Give Power” conducted the test early in August 2019.
The NGO ” Give Power” had its pilot test in August this year. In Kiunga, a small town in Kenya, they successfully installed a new solar plant that transforms saline water into fresh drinking water. It brought a significant improvement in the lives of the residents of the town. Since their test was successful, “Give Power” is planning the technology in other parts of the world.
The two water plants provided fresh water for 25.000 people.
Even though ⅓ of the people don’t have drinking water, in some regions, like sub-Saharan Africa, this problem is much more severe. It is the reason why they chose the town of Kiunga to install the plant to help the local people. The organization is planning similar projects in Haiti and Colombia, as well.
The installed water plants can provide even 35.500 people with fresh water 24/7.
Using solar energy is a perfect long term solution because the desalination process is very power consuming and very expressive. The “Solar Water Power” in Kiunga that produces solar energy using solar panels can produce 50 kilowatts of electricity. That is enough to power two water pumps 24 hours a day.
This project is life-changing for regions like Kenya.
Before the installment, people from Kenya had to walk more than one hour to get some drinking water. They used to wash their clothes and bathe themselves in salty water, which is very harsh on the skin. They were forced to did this because every drop of fresh water was so precious.
“It was regrettable to see all those children who got scars on their stomachs and knees because of the salt in their wounds. This water was poisoning all of the people who live there,” said Hayes Bernard, the president of “Give Power”.
People were happy because of the installment because, in this way, they got fresh drinking water, and it also saved them from various diseases.
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