Water Without Borders Climate Controlled Disaster Relief Trailer Water Without Borders is working with select contractors who have developed a mobile purification system for potable water. This system has been designed in a trailer, approximately 42feet long, for immediate response. This system has been designed for the most adverse conditions and still has the capability to provide up to 100 gallons per minute of potable water. The trailer will be abel to arrive just about anywhere within 24 hours. It can be used for any number of emergencies, such as floods, hurricanes, earthquakes or even in the case of a man made disaster.
The trailer can also assist water systems that are failing for any reason. Within minutes this trailer can be making clean drinking water in the affected area. Clean drinking water is not a privilege it is a necessity. The disaster relief trailer is equipped with a 25 KW diesel generator. This onboard generator can power all the monitoring equipment and pumps. It also has the capability for powering the emergency lighting, as well as providing external outlets that may be utilized by other Emergency Management personnel.
The built in lab and control center are a vital part of this trailer. This allows us to maintain and assure water quality meets EPA Regulations. It also allows us to have communication with local Emergency Management personnel, which is necessary for maximum efficiency. The trailer has the capability to take water from any water source. The reason it can do this is it has a raw water system. This system has a 200 micron mesh pre-filter with a sump pump which gives it the ability to take water from a surface supply or a shallow well.
The Disaster Relief Trailer comes equipped with the following components
- 8 pod Ultra Filtration System Ultra filtration utilizes membranes with pore sizes less than .1 micron to assure the elimination of Crypto, Giardia, Cholera, and pathogenic organisms. Great advances have been made in membrane technology. There are new standards in place by USEPA. These new standards have set more stringent limits on Disinfection by Product (DBP)
- Active Carbon System Activated Carbon is utilized to reduce organic contaminants. These can range from Volatile Organic Compounds to Synthetic Organic Compounds. These include Pesticides and Herbicides, along with many Petro based chemicals and compounds found naturally in the environment. Carbon has the unique ability to absorb these materials which will pass through conventional and ultra filtration.
- Reverse Osmosis System What may pass through ultra filtration and Activated Carbon are those dissolved solids such as salts and other inorganic and ionic molecules. Once water has passed through a Reverse Osmosis System, it is devoid of nearly all contaminants. The only way to get purer water is through the distillation process.
- Ultra Violet Disinfection Ultra Violet is a form of disinfection that uses the energy of the UV wave length to sterilize pathogenic organisms. The pros of UV is that it works immediately and does not need the contact time that is necessary for chlorine. This type of disinfection is well suited for immediate use situations where there is limited to no distribution system.
- Chlorine Disinfection System Chlorine is the most common form of disinfection. It is utilized throughout the world due to the fact that it will kill most pathogenic organisms other than Cryptosporidium and Giardia. Chlorine is most effective after being in contact with the water for several minutes. Chlorine is popular due to its ability to carry a residual through a distribution system and contain secondary contamination. Chlorine is used to assure that no secondary contamination takes place either in an existing distribution system or when put into containers supplied by the end user.
Water without Borders is proud to bring clean drinking water to those municipalities and communities that may be in need of such a system. With all of these steps in place, this portable, climate controlled, self- contained disaster relief trailer is complete. Water without Borders is now ready and able to provide clean drinking water to those in need "one drop at a time."