Chlorine Protects Haitians from Waterborne Diseases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Washington, DC – August 28, 2012 – The Tropical Storm Issac hit Haiti, claiming 19 lives and Haiti is at risk of fresh cholera outbreak.

Chlorinators and chlorine tablets are readily available in Haiti to any organization operating in cholera-affected areas. Interested parties should contact us immediately.

The tablet chlorinators provide a steady, pre-set level of chlorination which persists in the water for many days. This provides dependable protection against the disease-causing bacteria common in the buckets, home storage tanks, and local piping in developing countries.

International Action's lifesaving chlorination technology is safe and easy to maintain and requires no electricity. The chlorinators operate on the water's own gravity flow, so no additional equipment is necessary. Each chlorinator can easily disinfect water for more than 10,000 people and takes 1-2 hours to install on a pre-existing reservoir or water tank.

International Action is on high alert during this critical time and is offering its chlorinators and chlorine tablets, readily available at its Port-au-Prince warehouse, to any entity that needs them. Currently, the organization is providing clean water to over 900,000 people at 170 public water stations, orphanages, hospitals, and schools throughout Haiti. It aims to reach 2.5 million Haitians with clean water by 2015.

About International Action

International Action is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on creating a healthy Haiti by providing clean water and other life-saving programs. Since 2006, International Action has worked with Haitian communities to provide training, education, and create sustainable water systems. International Action currently protects over 600,000 Haitians from waterborne diseases and improves their quality of life.

Contact

Youngmin Chang
ychang@haitiwater.org
International Action
819 L Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003
(202) 488-0735
http://haitiwater.org/

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