Horrific and almost apocalyptic scenes crawled across many viewers television screens as the tsunami hit Japan this weekend and threats of aftershock induced tsunamis for those on the West Coast thankfully were false alarms. However, as after shocks continue to rock the pacific and fears of nuclear radiation exposure from the power plants in distress, the United States (as well as the rest of the world) has been doing all they can to send aid quickly to the residents of Japan.
The Red Cross is again (as done for relief efforts in Haiti) asking all those with cell phones to text "REDCROSS" to 90999 to donate $10 to assist with their relief efforts. Unfortunately, in addition to the damage from the tsunami as well as the nuclear radiation exposure, the second threat to the citizens of Japan is unclean water. As residents scramble to safe places and/or wait to be rescued, many could die due to lack of access to clean water.
A water purification system manufacturing company in east Tennessee, Aqua-Chem, has reacted quickly to this disaster and like Iso Pure's water filtration systems, these systems also utilize reverse osmosis to deliver clean and safe drinking water. Aqua-Chem has sent 12 systems by way of US Navy ships to the residents of Japan and are currently producing up to 100,000 gallons a day of clean water for residents, however, 100,000 still isn't enough. The State Department is asking for more water filtration systems and more filters to deliver to the residents of Japan as they try and navigate through the damage and re-construct their lives.
Iso Pure water is deeply saddened by these recent events and is doing all they can to assist those in need affected by the tsunami. We will continue to ask our friends on Twitter and on Facebook to help in any they can as well!