Grundfos LIFELINK helps to ease drought in East Africa

01/08/2011

Grundfos LIFELINK helps to ease drought in East Africa

With an estimated 12 million people at risk because of the worst drought to hit Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya in 60 years, every drop of water is precious and there is increasing pressure on existing water supply systems especially those near refugee camps in Kenya.

Helping to support those most in need are Grundfos LIFELINK solutions that provide a sustainable water supply in rural and peri-urban communities in developing countries. The system has a solar panel driven by a Grundfos SQ Flex pump which provides clean water from underground. The water is stored in an elevated tank and dispensed from the automatic tapping unit.

The LIFELINK system overcomes many of the major challenges that all too often lead to the breakdown of water projects in developing countries. Now, people in LIFELINK communities are benefiting from reliable access to water, enabling them to improve their families’ health and living conditions.

There is an urgent need for wells and water pumps in this whole area to ensure the water supply in order to sustain people, animals and crops. Consequently Grundfos is co-operating with the International Red Cross to deliver more systems that will supply clean water.

 


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