Grundfos is proving to be a lifesaver in Haiti, providing clean water for the inhabitants of the capital of Port-au-Prince.
In the week following the disastrous earthquake, the first SQFlex pumping systems were donated by Grundfos for installation in the capital, with more arriving daily including 20 systems which have been donated by the Poul Due Jensen Foundation.
Since the earthquake, the American aid organisation, Water Mission International has been working intensively on installing the SQFlex pumping systems in Haiti. The organisation, who has worked with Grundfos for several years, was already installing SQFlex systems in Haiti and their team of relief workers were on hand to ensure that the systems were up and running in the shortest time possible.
In fact only seven days after the earthquake the first two pumping systems had already been installed. In the following days two pumps a day were installed and so far a total of nine pumps are in use. Another three pumps have arrived in Haiti and they will be installed as soon as suitable places are found. An additional 20 pumping systems are in transit and ready to be flown to Haiti.
The SQFlex systems consist of SQ pumps driven by solar energy. In addition a chlorine cleansing unit is added to the system ensuring that the pumping systems can deliver clean drinking water immediately.