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.