Grundfos pumps secure clean water for thousands of people in Haiti

January 28, 2010

Clean water for thousands in Haiti

Grundfos SQFlex pumping systems provide clean water for so far 20,000 to 30,000 needy in Haiti. During the first week after the disastrous earthquake the first systems were installed and since then more systems have been added, In this way 9 pumps today provide water for the inhabitants of the capital of Port-au-Prince and more pumps are arriving. Among others, the Poul Due Jensen Foundation is donating another 20 pumping systems.

Since the earthquake the American aid organisation, "Water Mission International" has been working intensively on installing purchased Grundfos SQFlex pumping systems in Haiti.
The organisation has co-operated with Grundfos for several years and was already installing SQFlex systems in Haiti. This is why they already had four relief workers in Haiti when the earthquake happened. Together with a team of volunteers who were quickly flown to Haiti, they initiated work on finding suitable places to install the pumps. Seven days after the earthquake the first two pumping systems had already been installed. In the following days two pumps a day were installed and so far a total of 9 pumps have been installed. Another three pumps have arrived in Haiti and they will be installed as soon as suitable places are found. Additional 20 pumping systems are in transit and ready to be flown to Haiti.

In addition to these pumping systems, the Poul Due Jensen Foundation recently decided to donate 20 SQFlex pumping systems to the relief work in Haiti. In this way Grundfos pumps in the near future will provide clean water for several of the people affected by the Haiti earthquake.

The SQFlex systems consist of SQ pumps driven by solar energy. In addition a chlorine cleansing unit is added to the system and so the pumping systems can deliver clean drinking water immediately to the thirsty people of Haiti, making a difference here and now.