Nearly five months after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, more than 20 percent of the island is still without power and more are without water, and the U.S. territory doesn’t have a fiscal means to change that.
As part of our efforts to make Constant Water available to communities and families in Puerto Rico still without potable or running water in their homes, we recently registered our systems with the American Red Cross. We couldn’t be more excited!!
What does this mean? It its now easier for our systems to help so many have something they have been without for months–Potable water throughout their home. They can have water for drinking, cooking, and just as importantly, sanitation and hygiene.
Constant Water systems can provide both near-term relief to those who have been without water and long-term preparation for the future hurricanes that will inevitably hit the island and again damage power and water infrastructures. We can help now!!
How can we do this? It’s really quite simple.
In the near-term, a Constant Water system can be set up inside or outside a home. A small, supplemental solar panel will ensure the system’s battery is continually charged.
Our tank can be connected to any hose or drain fitting in the home. Then the tank can be externally filled with potable water by any portable/truck mounted water bladder system or bulk water delivery vehicle.
Activating the system will pressurize the water in the tank providing clean, potable water throughout the home.
Periodic refilling of the tank by the same external methods can provide water throughout the home for an extended period of time. Bulk water delivery is considerably less expensive than bottled water.
As home and infrastructure repairs or reconstruction progresses, the Constant Water system can be permanently installed in the home and will remain as an assured supply of fresh, potable emergency water for future storms. This will dramatically reduce the risk of being without potable water for several days after the next storm.