Water Missions International [WMI] was established in 1998 to address the needs of the numerous communities across the world without available clean water. Most conservative figures estimate that more than one billion people currently do not have access to clean water. WMI’s flagship project is the Living Water ™ Treatment System [LWTS™], a portable water purification assembly fabricated at their headquarters and shipped out to areas of need.
The LWTS™ is essentially a four-compartment unit comprised of three purified water holding tanks and a housing frame for the working components and filters for the system. With approximately four hours of set-up and four hours of training, the system is fully capable of producing 10 gallons of safe drinking water every minute and as much as 10,000 gallons per day. With the current operation design of filters and basic chlorination, the system is able to remove the vast majority of physical impurities and water-born diseases. Anticipated development of the LWTS™ will enable the system to rid treated water of salts, heavy metals, and pesticides.
Projects during the 2006 year include locations in Honduras, Peru, Dominican Republic, Nigeria, and Indonesia. WMI also launched many disaster relief projects during 2005 for communities affected by Katrina and the Tsunami in SE Asia.
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