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Nepal Water Crisis: How the Darley Water Treatment Technology Helps

W.S. Darley & Company understands that access to safe water is a number one priority for people and governments around the world. Each day, more than 2,200 children under the age of five, die from waterborne disease (imagine 11 jumbo jets crashing into the Earth each day of the year). The World Health Organization reports that people with waterborne diseases occupy half of the world’s hospital beds. Darley is committed to alleviating these alarming statistics with sustainable, safe water solutions, such as the Darley SunSpring.

The Darley SunSpring is a decentralized microbiological water purification system capable of producing 5,000 gallons of safe drinking water per day for 10 years. The SunSpring’s decentralization eliminates any reliance on outside power to operate the system. Instead, it operates 100 percent off of wind and solar power. The SunSpring’s microbiological safety eliminates bacteria contamination in the water consumed from the SunSpring. Currently, there are more than 250 SunSprings estimated to produce over 10 billion liters of safe water for over 3 million people. You can learn more about the SunSpring here.

In addition to the SunSpring, W.S. Darley offers two quickly deployable water systems for post-disaster response and military operations. The Versa Sea Pak can effectively treat salt water from oceans around the world. The Versa Fresh Pak can reliably treat contaminated fresh water to produce safe drinking water. Both systems are lightweight, efficient and allow peace of mind in water stressed areas. The US Navy, Army and Marine Corps are actively testing the Darley water technology to explore the best applications for the technology.

In July, Darley and H2OpenDoors will send the SunSpring to Nepal to provide 5,000 daily gallons of safe water to those in need. The SunSpring will be installed 65 miles west of Nepal’s epicenter- at the Scheer Memorial Medical Center and Nursing School- to bring safe drinking water to more than 1,000 people.

W.S. Darley is working with H2OpenDoors, a project of Rotary Clubs, to successfully deploy the SunSpring to villages and schools in developing countries. In the past three years, H2OpenDoors has installed 10 systems in Thailand, The Philippines, Mexico, Guatemala, Haiti, and Nepal. W.S. Darley & Company is proud to be part of the solution and make a positive impact in the lives of others through the production and distribution of safe water.

Darley and H2OpenDoors invite all Chicago-area golfers to participate in the H2Open. The golf tournament will take place August 20th from 1:00-5:00pm at Eaglewood golf course in Itasca, Illinois. To register for the event, visit the Darley H2Open Sign Up page. If you cannot attend the event and still want to make a 501c3 tax-deductible donation, visit the Darley Donation Page. All tournament proceeds will go to H2OpenDoors to assist current water project developments efforts in Nepal.