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Building a water wall

Cistern Water Pollution in the Caribbean

The Caribbean and the US Virgin Islands have a predominant water problem that is mostly triggered by floods and hurricanes. Sitting close to seas and oceans has its perks, but due to the atmospheric weather condition, it also poses major threats to lives and properties across the islands. Because of the proximity to water bodies, one would think the Caribbean islands wouldn’t have water problems, but this isn’t the case. The problem is not the availability, but the quality as a sizeable percentage of water on this island’s cisterns are polluted.

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Message in A Bottle

Reasons Not To Drink Bottled Water

It’s 2020, and plastic pollution is still an Achilles heel, and because of its non-biodegradable nature, plastic waste has become a menace all over the world. With plastic bottle supply going high, it’s only a matter of time before the planet we know and love is submerged in our plastic filth. Globally, more than a million plastic bottles are sold every minute, and it takes about 450 years for one bottle to decompose fully. This means that it’ll take 6-12 generations of your lineage before one plastic bottle decomposes.

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Big Data, Big Results

Big Data Application For Water Treatment

With the planet having a greater percentage of water than land, one would think that water-related crises would be nonexistent. However, the reverse is the case as there are issues associated with water in different parts of the world as the spike in the world population has created a rippling spike in the metric tons of water consumed daily. This means that the demand for clean water for both domestic and industrial purposes is at an all-time high, while its supply is unmatched as certain nations have reported shortages.

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A Solar-powerful Water Purifier for Your Home and Business

As the Water and Power Authority (WAPA) works toward improving the power grid of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), residents continue facing service interruptions. Cistern water purification systems are rendered ineffective if they depend on unreliable power sources.

Residents experience periodic power outages on the islands, but that should not impact their access to portable drinking water. The Caripur H2O system is designed to purify cistern rainwater while running 100% on solar power. Additionally, the unit contains a backup battery that lasts for several hours to supplement power during service interruptions.
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Water, Water, Everywhere and Now a Drop to Drink

The U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) are a small grouping of islands in the Caribbean (roughly 1/8th the size of Rhode Island).

Water is everywhere; the islands are surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and receive 42 inches in annual rainfall. And yet, potable drinking water is not available to everyone. Limited public water infrastructure and contaminated cistern tanks lead to excessive bottled water purchases and plastic pollution.

Installing effective water purification systems, such as the Caripur H2O system, can help resolve the USVI’s current water crisis.
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