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Jason Green
Atlanta, USA
jason.green@protectorsystems.com     +1 404 509 5205

George Rose
United Kingdom
george.rose@protectorsystems.com


—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—

PROtector Systems Revolutionize Water Treatment for Communities in Developing Nations

October 13, 2010—According to the UN, water-related disease is the leading cause of death in the world, taking the lives of more than 6,000 people every day. Nearly one billion men, women and children are forced to drink unsafe, contaminated water.

Despite the ongoing efforts to dig wells and drill boreholes, the extracted water often has a high mineral content, and in many parts of the world, groundwater contains harmful contaminants such as fluoride and arsenic. Furthermore, boreholes and wells are prone to contamination from surface runoff, sewage and seawater—especially in the wake of a storm, flood, earthquake or other natural disaster. These factors have contributed to a number of regions in the world being considered a lost cause for traditional humanitarian programs.

PROtector water purification systems utilize a revolutionary new technology to extract and treat water directly from boreholes, wells, streams, rivers and lakes. The systems are designed to remove contaminants such as silt, colloidal particles, bacteria, viruses, protozoa, cysts, metals, fluoride and arsenic, and yet they can be powered and operated by children! With a rugged design, the over-built construction of PROtector systems allows them to survive in some of the world’s harshest environments.

“There are communities all over the world thought to be permanently plagued by disease,” said George Rose, the Director of International Programs for the PROtector initiative. “I’ve seen people in Africa with skeletal fluorosis who can barely walk due to the mineral content of their water supply, and yet no one could help them. PROtector systems now offer these communities the possibility of fresh, clean drinking water, delivered in a manner which is managed by the community themselves in a sustainable fashion.”

There is a pilot PROtector program currently underway in the Turkana region of Kenya. For more information on the progress of the pilot, visit www.protectorsystems.com or call Jason Green on +1 404-509-5205.

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