Grundfos SQFlex pumping systems are providing clean water for tens of thousands of people in Haiti. During the first week after the disastrous earthquake, the first systems were installed; since then, several more systems have been added to 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.
SQFlex systems consist of SQ pumps driven by solar energy. In addition, a
chlorine-cleansing unit is added to the system so the pumping systems can
deliver clean drinking water immediately.
Since the earthquake, the American aid organization Water Mission International
has been working intensively on installing purchased Grundfos SQFlex pumping
systems in Haiti. The organization has cooperated with Grundfos for several
years, and already was installing SQFlex systems in Haiti; it 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 already had been installed; to date, 12 pumps have
been installed or have arrived in country to be installed. 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 decided to
donate 20 SQFlex pumping systems to the relief work in Haiti.
Grundfos Pumps Helps Secure Clean Water in Haiti
February 3, 2010