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!