In the wake of a disaster and the destruction of an area’s infrastructure, the highest and best purpose of the Sionix MWTS is to provide significant quantities of treated, recycled water for sanitation purposes. The mobility of the system components, the small footprint and the low energy usage ensures rapid deployment and commissioning, the ability to locate where necessary, requiring only 75 -200 kW of power that can easily be provided by a generator.
Individuals require approximately 2.0 liters of drinking water/day, but approximately 130 liters/day for sanitation purposes.
Disease spreads rampantly in the absence of the infrastructure to treat black water for discharge as grey water or to recycle for purposes of sanitation, irrigation and animal watering. Diarrheal disease outbreaks, Cholera, Hepatitis A and E, and Leptospirosis are just a few of the diseases faced by survivors of natural disasters, after drinking water has been contaminated and have been reported after flooding and related displacement. For example, as of January 2011, the death toll in Haiti’s cholera outbreak now stands at 4,030 according to the World Health Organization. Nearly 210,000 cases of cholera have been reported since the disease was first confirmed in October last year.