Manufacturer of Innovative, Sustainable Water Treatment Products Commits to Make Donation for Every Case of Product Sold
November 15, 2011 – Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren’t strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses.
90% of the 30,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions are children who are under five years old. Many of these diseases are preventable. The UN predicts that one tenth of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving water supply and sanitation.
In Africa alone, people spend 40 billion hours every year just walking for water. Women and children usually bear the burden of water collection, walking miles to the nearest source, which is unprotected and likely to make them sick. And time spent walking and resulting diseases keep them from school, work and taking care of their families.
Along their long walk, they’re subjected to a greater risk of harassment and sexual assault. Hauling cans of water for long distances takes a toll on the spine and many women experience back pain early in life.
Since 2007, a non-profit organization called Charity:Water has been working to bring clean water to developing nations. Charity:Water’s goal is to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Their mission is to drill wells where they are needed so that those in need of clean water can have easy access to it, breaking the cycle of disease and violence. 100% of public donations directly fund water projects. (In almost five years, Charity: Water has raised $40 million and funded 4,282 water projects.) With safe water nearby, women are free to pursue new opportunities and improve their families’ lives. Kids can earn their education and build the future of their communities.
As 2012 commences, APTech Group will begin supporting this vital effort. For every case of sustainable solid water treatment chemicals that APTech Group sells, the firm will make a donation to Charity:Water.
Yes, APTech Group in the water treatment business. Could there be a better way to “treat” the world’s water than to make sure its population has access to clean drinking water?
For more information on Charity: Water, go to http://www.charitywater.org/whywater/
About APTech Group
APTech’s EnduroSolv® Water Treatment products enable cleaner, greener and safer cooling tower, closed loop systems and boiler water treatment solutions. EnduroSolv® is a proprietary form of solid water treatment chemicals that allow the mixing of several chemical components into one chemical, without the addition of hazardous chemicals. The resulting solid products are less expensive to ship and safer to store and use than traditional liquid water treatment chemicals. APTech offers a complete line of EnduroSolv® products, utilizing best of breed, proven water treatment chemistry combinations designed to correct most types of raw water problems, such as varying ranges of hardness, pH, and alkalinity.
EnduroSolv® products are supplied and serviced by over 100 distributors in the United States. Additionally, EnduroSolv® products are exported to Canada, Mexico, South America, China UK and Europe. APTech Group was nominated for the EPA’s 2010 Presidential Green Chemistry Award.