Safe Drinking Water for Nigerian Communities

Connecting Nigerian Communities to Safe Drinking Water

LifeStraw Nigeria – EnvironFocus

 

According to UNICEF Nigeria, Nigeria has made substantial progress in developing policies and strategies for water supply and sanitation service delivery, but faces major challenges in translating these into action.

About 70 million people, out of a population of 171 million, lacked access to safe drinking water. Every year, an estimated 124,000 children under the age of 5 die because of diarrhoea, mainly due to unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene. Lack of adequate water and sanitation are also major causes of other diseases, including respiratory infection and under-nutrition.

EnvironFocus Limited, a registered Nigerian Company has signed an agreement with Vestergaard to become the Sole Nigerian Distributor of LifeStraw® . LifeStraw is committed to redefining the safe drinking water space through technology innovation, product quality, design. LifeStraw Products can only be sold to the following customers: Government, States, NGOs/ PVOs, Community groups and Local Corporates (B2B)

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Benefits

Prevents waterborne disease such as diarrhea, typhoid, cholera, worms, and cryptosporidiosis.

  • Removes 99.9999 % of bacteria (E. coli, etc.) (>LOG 6 reduction)
  • Removes 99.99 % of protozoan cysts (Giardia, Cryptosporidium, etc.) (>LOG 4 reduction)
  • Removes 99.999 % of viruses (Rotavirus, Hepatitis A) (>LOG 5 reduction)

 

Approvals

  • Independently tested by WHO Meets highest performance category (3 stars – comprehensive protection)
  • Meets US EPA drinking water standards
  • All LifeStraw products have a certificate of quality

Functionality

  • Easy to assemble, fill and use
  • Simple to maintain
  • Durable and long-lasting
  • No repeat intervention

Purifies and Clarifies

It clarifies and purifies water from any water source – Rivers, Stream, Ponds, Wells, Lakes etc. Removes dirt and cloudiness, making water clear

LifeStraw Community

LifeStraw® Community is a high-volume point-of-use water purifier with built-in safe storage that provides safe drinking water for community, educational and institutional settings.

Features

  • Can purify between 70,000 -100,000 liters of water, enough to serve community settings for several years
  • Hollow Fiber filtration technology converts contaminated water into safe drinking water
  • 25 liter dirty water tank and 25 liter safe storage tank: total capacity of 50 liters
  • LifeStraw Community Auto fill available available for community with tap of piped water.

How it works - Video

LifeStraw Family 2.0

  • Hollow fibre filtration technology converts contaminated water into safe drinking water
  • Externally lab-tested

Easy to Use and Long lasting

  • Easy to operate
  • No repeat intervention
  • Does not require electrical power or batteries
  • Does not require running water or piped water supply
  • Easy-to-clean pre-filter and purification cartridge
  • Estimated lifetime filtration capacity of 24,000-30,000 liters,* enough to supply a family of five with clean
    drinking water for three to five years
  • Designed for durability in difficult and hard-to-reach settings

Storage Capacity and Scalability

  • Five liter dirty water tank and five liter safe storage tank yield a total capacity of 10 liters
  • Long-lasting, easy operation, requiring minimal training
  • Scalable to underserved communities
*based on a turbidity level of 4-5 NTU, under laboratory conditions

LifeStraw GO - 1 Stage Filtration

The award winning LifeStraw water filter has now been incorporated into a sports bottle to give users access to safe drinking water even when there is no water source nearby. Simply use the bottle to scoop water from any pond, stream or river, and you will have a supply of fresh, clean drinking water. Take the LifeStraw Go with you when you go to areas with poor water quality.

Features

  • Hollow Fiber membrane filters up to 264 gallons (1,000 litres) of water down to 0.2 microns
  • Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites
  • Durable, leak-proof bottle made of BPA-free Tritan. Mouthpiece made of Food Grade Silicone
  • Filter and mouthpiece detach for easy cleaning

LifeStraw Mission 5L-12L

The LifeStraw Mission gravity powered water purifier Purifies an impressive 18,000 liters of water (4,750 gallons). Simply fill the BPA-Free bag, hang, and enjoy clean, purified drinking water. It’s Ideal for camping, group hikes, expeditions, and is available in 5 liter or 12 liter sizes.

Features

  • Filters up to 4,750 gallons (18,000 liters) of water to 0.02 microns
  • Requires no power, batteries, or running water supply
  • Purifier is easy to clean in the field, thanks to integrate back-flush bulb
  • Roll-top dry bag is lightweight, compact and easy to fill
  • Fill-marker windows on bag display water level
  • Shoulder strap makes carrying easy, while also enabling the bag to be hung from a tree
  • Designed to handle turbid and muddy water
  • Easy-to-remove, 80-micron pre-filter inside bag
  • Flow-rate of 9-12 liters/hour
  • All raw materials are US FDA compliant or equivalent
  • WEIGHT: 1.6 lbs

LifeStraw Family 1.0

LifeStraw Family is a large volume water purifier providing up to 4,750 gallons or 18,000 liters of water, enough to supply a family of five with clean drinking water for up to three years. Lightweight and portable, LifeStraw Family is perfect for water filtration while travelling in remote areas. It makes filtering water a breeze at base camps, while vehicle camping or camping with groups.

Features

  • Can be positioned to collect rainwater as a water source
  • Filters up to or 4,750 gallons (18,000 liters) of water to 0.02 microns
  • Requires no power, batteries, or running water supply
  • Flow-rate of 9-12 liters/hour
  • Has an easy-to clean pre-filter and purification cartridge
  • All raw materials are US FDA compliant or equivalent

How it Works

  1. The feed water bucket (2 liter capacity) is filled with water
  2. The 80-micron textile pre-filter (inside the feed water bucket) removes coarser particles and is easy to clean
  3. Water passes through the blue PVC hose and gravity exerts pressure on the filter cartridge to reach a high flow rate
  4. Ultra filtration occurs in the hollow fiber membrane cartridge – a pore size 0.02 microns retains bacteria, viruses, parasites and fine dirt particles
  5. The blue tap is turned to release purified water
  6. Backwash the membrane by squeezing the red bulb 3 times with both taps closed, then release the dirty water from the red tap

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