Water is THE most critical element during a disaster. Families need water, businesses need water, hospitals and clinics need water. And recent disasters continue to demonstrate that planning for a timely distribution of potable water delivery after the storm is a flawed approach. The very event that makes water unavailable also makes water undeliverable.
We can make Puerto Rico and all coastal communities more resilient to future storms and save hundreds of millions of dollars spent on the acquisition, transportation, storage and distribution of potable water. It’s doable and the technology is on the available now.
As we work to inform the state and federal governments aware of the benefits and cost savings of this approach, spread the word widely.