In a disaster the lack of, or disruption to, a safe water supply or sanitation creates an ideal breeding‐ground for water‐borne disease. Cholera and typhoid are the most virulent of these but they are not the whole story. Often the problem can be a simple infection causing diarrhoea and leading to dehydration, particularly in the very young.
Aquabox seeks to minimise the problem by providing emergency relief packs that not only provide essential provisions but also gives recipients access to clean drinking water something they often need more than food.
AQUABOX FAMILY (previously GOLD) is prefilled with two carbon activated filters; a dispensing tap; water purification tablet sets; strainer; two buckets for collecting water, and an instruction picturegram. Each has the capability of dispensing 2,000 litres of clean water.
Sponsor for $550
AQUABOX 30 is prefilled with; 30 carbon activated filters, a dispensing tap, matching water purification tablet sets, muslin, a bilingual instruction manual and picturegram. This version does not contain additional welfare aid items and has the capability of dispensing 30,000 litres of clean water.
Sponsor for $850
The AQUABOX ‐ its primary function is to provide clean drinking water from dirty contaminated water.
The Aquabox Family contains two filter cartridges and a matching supply of water‐treatment tablets. It also contains selected humanitarian aid items to assist people in their day to day survival. (see THE BOXES). Once the humanitarian aid items have been removed, each AQUABOX can be used to purify up to 2,000 litres of polluted water, making it safe and pleasant to drink. As an example, 2,000 litres is equal to 10,000 cups ‐ that is enough for a family of four people (drinking 10 cups per day) for about six months.
The AQUABOX system has been exhaustively tested by an independent body proving it to be exceptionally effective in providing clean water and meeting all WHO standards.