AKVOTEK Provides Water Filtration System for a School in Vietnam

August, 2018, Akvotek, together with Australia government (Australian Aid), Australian Water Association and HydroScience Asia handed over its Advanced Water Filtration System to Trường Tiểu học Mỹ Hòa 1, an elementary school in Đồng Tháp Province, Vietnam. 

This plant treats highly turbid river water into safe drinking water without the use of chemicals. This makes this the latest and most advanced treatment technology being applied to a school in rural Vietnam. 

Akvotek makes safe, affordable water available for the students and faculty of the said school. This is over 800 people enjoying potable water, a very basic necessity for a healthy and productive life. 

The school will engage some of the local women to operate a business selling this water to the local community to provide low cost safe water, replacing the bottled water they current purchase. 

“We are thankful that we are able to share our technology to this community. This advance water treatment system takes raw river water and process it to provide safe, drinkable water. Providing a modern, yet affordable water treatment system is a great opportunity for Akvotek, not only to demonstrate our company’s capability, but also help elevate the lives of people and actually make a difference,” says Akvotek CEO, Mark Forbes. 

The event was well-attended by officials from Australia, Vietnam and Cambodia parties, signifying the massive support for this project. 

“The Australian Water Association shares in the vision to provide safe drinking water to everyone. Drinking water that is free from contamination, liberates a person from water borne illnesses and dehydration. Now that this fundamental need is fulfilled, we can expect the community to perform in better capacity and achieve higher pursuits,” says Paul Smith, International Manager, Australian Water Association. 

Akvotek’s advanced water treatment system’s technology can filter dirty water into clean water with a capacity of 10,000 liters per day. The system serves not only the entire school population, but also the community it belongs to. 

“We thank the Australian sponsors for installing the advanced water treatment system at Trường Tiểu học Mỹ Hòa 1. This is an important solution to our problem, the lack of clean water in this locality. The school and its community take on the responsibility to manage and maintain the water treatment system to ensure the continued success of this project,” says Nguyen Thanh Hoan, Deputy Director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. 

This is only the beginning. Akvotek plans to continue helping other communities live fuller lives by providing cleaner drinking water.