YAD Donates 4 Units of LifeSaver Jerrycan to Kali Bekasi Community

Robby Reppa of Wadah Foundation demonstrating the correct usage of the Jerrycan Lifesaver to the residents of Kali Bekasi as accompanied by Adi hermawan, the coordinator of Kali Bekasi Community

Robby Reppa of Wadah Foundation demonstrating the correct usage of the Jerrycan Lifesaver to the residents of Kali Bekasi as accompanied by Adi hermawan, the coordinator of Kali Bekasi Community

Rainy days are here again (and so are floods)! With the most recent floodings in the city of Jakarta, Bekasi and Tangerang, Yayasan Arsari Djojohadikusumo (YAD) decided to donate 4 Lifesaver water purification units to the Wadah community in Pinggir Kali Bekasi on January 22, 2014. Wadah community Pinggir Kali Bekasi, like in previous years, was not spared from the floods.

Like in all calamity-stricken areas, the scarcity of clean and potable drinking water was also a problem that needed to be addressed. This water filter tool can be used to produce potable water from various types of available water sources (except sea water or salt water) in the affected areas using the membrane technology. The most ideal water source for this water purification tool is rainwater, as suggested by the manufacturers. This technology uses a filter which is smaller than 15 nanometers or 0.015 microns.

This practical tool is very helpful for use in disaster areas where drinking water is difficult to obtain. The Lifesaver jerrycan can contain 18.5 liters of water at a time although the filter is capable of producing potable water of up to 20,000 liters.  After reachig the maximum capacity of filtration, the filter would have to be replaced. (Robby)