Sanitation & Water Treatment for Covid-19 – The water sector has an important role to play in our immediate response to COVID-19, as well as in the long term, as the world readjusts to the legacy impacts from the pandemic. This role spans and incorporates the breadth and depth of the various domains and disciplines of water resources management.
COVID-19 is highlighting the weak points in the approaches, tools and systems that we have built, in striving to achieve sustainable management of our water resources around the world.
The most obvious and immediate link between COVID-19 and water is the risk this pandemic poses to the ability of water service providers to guarantee the supply of water to enable sanitation and hygiene practices that limit the spread of the virus.
In a developing country context, many water utilities were already under pressure prior to the pandemic due to their lack of resources. This hindered the expansion of distribution networks, building water treatment plants, addressing ongoing maintenance of infrastructure, and enhancing capacity to manage systems and maintain standards. Indeed, many rural communities still lack any formal water service. Water service providers now face even more challenges with business continuity at risk along the whole water supply and treatment value chain, which could have disastrous health consequences if further disrupted by COVID-19.
The grand aim of achieving universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water, is now more important than ever.
DMI-65 filtration media can help us achieve this all important goal. DMI-65 uses powerful new technology that removes heavy metals from ground water. These nuisance metals include Arsenic, Iron, Manganese, Aluminium and Copper.
Not only does DMI-65 help local communities to gain access to safe drinking water, but it also aids in providing adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for people all over the world. Safe hygiene practices are integral to reducing the spread of COVID-19, and DMI-65 is playing a very important role in helping water service providers reach this goal.