What is Aquabox?
In a disaster the lack of, or disruption to, a safe water supply or sanitation creates an ideal breeding‐ground for water‐borne disease. Cholera and typhoid are the most virulent of these but they are not the whole story. Often the problem can be a simple infection causing diarrhea and leading to dehydration, particularly in the very young.
Aquabox seeks to minimise the problem by providing emergency relief packs that not only provide essential provisions but also gives recipients access to clean drinking water something they often need more than food.
INSIDE THE AQUABOX
The AQUABOX ‐ its primary function is to provide clean drinking water from dirty contaminated water
The Aquabox Gold contains two filter cartridges and a matching supply of water‐treatment tablets. It also contains selected humanitarian aid items to assist people in their day to day survival. (see THE BOXES). Once the humanitarian aid items have been removed, each AQUABOX can be used to purify up to 2000 litres of polluted water, making it safe and pleasant to drink. As an example, 2000 litres is equal to 10,000 cups ‐ that is enough for a family of four people (drinking 10 cups per day) for about eight months.
The AQUABOX system has been exhaustively tested by an independent body proving it to be exceptionally effective in providing clean water and meeting all WHO standards.