Units will supply clean water to vulnerable residents of the troubled city
Bluewater has donated two of its Pro lead-removing water purifiers to Flint, Mich., for use in community care centers, helping thousands of residents in the crisis-stricken city of approximately 100,000 people.
“A Bluewater Pro range water purifier easily generates 52 gal of totally clean, healthier tap drinking water every hour, 24/7,” said Lin Guo, Bluewater Inc. national representative.
These units remove all traces of toxic metals such as lead, as well as chemicals, microorganisms and pharmaceutical byproducts.
One Bluewater Pro unit is now being used at Catholic Charities’ North End Soup Kitchen, where daily hot meals and sack lunches are prepared and served to the poor, homeless and vulnerable daily, while a second has been installed at the Shelter of Flint, a program providing emergency shelter, transitional housing and outreach services.
Bluewater’s compact water purifiers harness patented second-generation reverse osmosis technology innovated in Sweden and designed for use in home and commercial environments, including schools, hospitals and restaurants. Bluewater’s patented filtration technologies capture practically everything down to 0.0001 micron (500,000 times less than the diameter of a human hair) and can deliver 1,248 gal of purified water per day, which equals 4,726 1-L bottles of water over 24 hours.
Using 82% less water than a traditional reverse osmosis water purifier, Bluewater’s patented technology is designed to remove lead from tap water. During the crisis in Flint, increased levels of the toxin have sparked complaints from residents of discolored water, headaches and skin rashes, as well as increased fears of longer-term health issues.
“The donation from Bluewater of a Bluewater Pro is a blessing and true gift that is something to celebrate, especially now during the Flint water crisis,” said Vicky Schultz, president and CEO at Catholic Charities. Started in 1941, Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties serves as a hub of support for the financially distressed community, supporting the homeless, children, the elderly and adults alike with more than 185,000 free meals a year.
“Flint has been struck by a real tragedy, and at Bluewater we want to do all we can to help the residents combat the health challenge that has been thrust upon them,” said Guo.