Bluewater Donates High-Performance Water Purifiers to Flint, Michigan
February 1, 2016
Swedish water purification company Bluewater has donated two of its highest-performing, lead-removing water purifiers to Flint, Michigan for use in community care centers helping thousands of residents in the crisis-hit city. Bluewater’s purifiers efficiently remove all traces of toxic metals, such as lead, as well as chemicals, microorganisms and pharmaceutical by-products.
“A Bluewater Pro range water purifier easily generates 52 gallons of totally clean, healthier tap drinking water every hour,” said Lin Guo, Bluewater Inc. national representative. “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.”
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. Bluewater’s patented filtration technologies capture practically everything down to 0.0001 micron (that’s 500,000 times less than the diameter of a human hair) and can deliver 1,248 gallons of purified water per day, which equals 4,726 one-liter bottles of water during 24 hours.
Using 82 percent 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 has sparked complaints from residents of discolored water, headaches, skin rashes and 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.