/R E P E A T -- Canadian filters help Typhoon Hagupit victims access safe water/
16 Dec, 2014, 07:20 ET
Rainfresh water purifiers help thousands avoid waterborne diseases
RICHMOND HILL, ON, Dec. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - When disaster strikes, safe drinking water is the most essential, yet scarcest resource. Survivors rely heavily on water treatment systems to prevent illness and dehydration.
Envirogard, creators of the Rainfresh home water purification systems used by thousands of Canadians daily, recently partnered with GlobalMedic to supply hundreds of water filters to the Philippines on Dec. 10.
"Communities facing natural disasters are in immediate need of clean and safe drinking water," said Scott Macdonald, President of Envirogard.
Ten years ago, Envirogard started participating in disaster relief initiatives, and, in the past four years alone has sent thousands of water treatment systems to: Haiti, Pakistan, India, Iraq, Lebanon, Somalia, Japan, Korea, Madagascar and China.
"Envirogard adapts their equipment to our particular field requirements for disaster zone work," said Rahul Singh, GlobalMedic's executive director.
Headquartered in Richmond Hill, Ont. and founded in 1958, Envirogard manufactures water treatment systems for residential, commercial and disaster relief applications.
SOURCE Envirogard Products Ltd.
Share this article