Mar 28, 2012

Nonprofit Group Continues to Provide Clean Water to Haiti Earthquake Victims

Lifewater Canada has benefited from donations of money and equipment from Solinst

It has been more than two years since the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and Lifewater Canada is continuing its relief efforts in the country to restore and provide safe drinking water to those in need. Since January 2010, the organization has been drilling new wells, rehabilitating existing supply wells and providing training and equipment to locals to continue the work on their own.

Solinst Canada Ltd. has contributed to the group’s efforts through donations and providing equipment such as water level meters and tag lines for use by drill teams, pump teams, volunteers and locals. Using one pledge, Lifewater was able to refurbish an old drill rig that is now being used to drill drinking water wells in areas newly settled by earthquake refugees.

Recently, to help deal with extensive contamination issues faced in Haiti, Lifewater and the Dlo Se Lavi drill team used a donation from Solinst to purchase a water testing incubator. The incubator is being used for water quality testing, which will help ensure clean drinking water is being provided to those in need and help prevent diseases from contaminated water spreading, such as during the cholera outbreak that occurred in October 2010.