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MECKOW Aquapur

a simple solution
to a complex problem

MECKOW Aquapur Case Study

MECKOW Aquapur Offers the local communities an important opportunity to be involved with projects that affect their way of life and environment.

By installing a MECKOW Aquapur unit within close proximity of the community, major health benefits are achieved, as well as the reduction in time necessary for water collection.

Angola

MECKOW Aquapur system installed in Angola

After Angola emerged from 30 years of civil war, to ease the urban population burden the government has embarked on a project to entice the previously rural population back to their traditional rural areas.

They aim to achieve this by boosting investment within the agricultural sector.

One major problem was the need for safe and clean drinking water.

MECKOW Aquapur is the ideal solution.

Raw water is pumped from the Kwanza river over a distance of 20 kilometres to an existing reservoir. The raw water from the untreated reservoir is distributed under gravity via pipelines to the local communities.

Members of the community come to their local collection point to gather their daily water requirements, the water is still dirty and contaminated following its journey. Using an existing standpipe in a community situated 6 kilometres from the reservoir, a feed was taken for the MECKOW Aquapur.

A steel tower was erected to house the MECKOW Aquapur along with a water storage tank. The storage tank was installed to cater for peak periods.

The local community now has a source of clean drinking water. They participated in the project with erection and installation and are now responsible for the smooth operation of the unit and are suitably proud of their achievements.

Latest News

20th Feb 2013

The hospital was built by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in 1998 and donated to the community. Water supply has been from the borehole drilled within the hospital complex.
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15th Dec 2012

During December 2012 and inspection was carried out on the installation of the MECKOW Aquapur water purification unit at a private residential development in Lekkie, Lagos, Nigeria.
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13th Dec 2012

During December 2012, Andrew Kluckow of Meckow International, carried out and inspection of the Project in Ovade village in Delta State, Nigeria. The Project was financed by a Major Corporate on their CSR Program and is ready to handed over to the community.
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