More than one billion people worldwide are without access to safe water and more than 2.2 million people die each year from diseases related to unsafe drinking water. These sobering statistics highlight the extent of the global water crisis and NOV® Mono® is actively working to bring water to people across the world.
To date, they have supplied more than 17,000 pumping systems in some of the harshest environments in the world. NOV Mono's customers are non-governmental organizations, like World Bank and others.
NOV Mono in conjunction with charity organizations have helped provide thousands of liters of clean water daily to communities worldwide. Now hospitals can provide much needed medical care to patients with leprosy, HIV, AIDS and Tuberculosis and school attendance has increased exponentially. In addition to the human benefits, livestock can now live off their natural environment.
Some of the communities NOV Mono has provided potable water:
- Hyderabad area, India
- Sekenani, Kenya
- Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
- Nyenga, Uganda
- South Catabato, Philippines
- Cornwall, England
- Accra, Ghana
- Kamuli, Uganda
- Aloi, Uganda
Hyderabad area, India
This area had suffered crop failure due to drought, high heat and only two hours of electricity most days.
A Mono Sun-Sub Series 3000 Solar Water Pumping System was installed on some farmers’ land and the quality of their crops improved drastically. The Mono Solar Pump was selected because it releases more water and has more safety features to prevent pipe bursts compared to other pumps.
Approximately 650 students attend Sekenani Primary School and many of them live several kilometers from the campus. To get to school those children had the daily task of walking along terrain roamed by dangerous animals like lions. Now dormitories are on the site and water is supplied to students who live and attend the school.
A Mono Solar pump was installed and it lifts 24,000 liters of water a day to showers, toilets and drinking fountains.
The World Bank and other aid agencies identify communities in dire need of drinking water and provide solutions to the needs of the communities through a program called Community Water Supply and Sanitation Project. Two are near Dar-es-Salaam were selected because the residents experience severe health problems attributed to contaminated surface water and insufficient ground water.
Aid organization officials decided a Mono 1200 Watt Sun-Sub Pumping System with tracking solar is the most cost-effective remedy to meet residents’ water needs. Now the communities have 14 water supply points, plumbing to the school restrooms and a solar driven electrified security fence was installed.
St. Francis Nyenga Hospital provides free medical care to poor patients suffering from leprosy, HIV, AIDS and Tuberculosis. The hospital was founded in 1932 and for years it has pumped contaminated water from a small spring more than a kilometer away, then boiled the water on charcoal stove before using it.
NOV Mono and Innovation Africa donated a Mono Solar Water Filtration system and clean water storage tank. The solar filtration system removes any pathogens, bacteria or viruses and supplies the hospital and surrounding community with over 10,000 liters of clean water every day.
The filtration system is fully automatic so the sisters of St. Francis can now concentrate on attending to the needs of their patients rather than having to collect and boil water.
South Cotabato, Philippines
The B’laan tribe used to get water by sending its children through treacherous terrain with small containers to fetch water daily. Sanitation was compromised and it was common for children to suffer from water borne diseases.
A Mono Sun-Sub Solar System now delivers in excess of 13,000 liters of water to the village each day. The community has eight tap stands to retrieve clean water for drinking, cooking, bathing and washing clothes. An estimated 180 children are benefitting from the new water supply.
Cattle are critical to maintaining the natural habitat and delicate ecosystem at the Predannack Airfield Nature Conservation Area in Cornwall which is a National Trust Site.
To sustain the cattle a Mono Solar Pump was installed. This pump was selected because it can withstand the harsh oceanic climate, it can operate unattended and it has the lowest possible impact on the environment.
The Accra area was established by the Danish government in 1831 and until 2006 the community of about 500 people had to walk over three kilometers daily to hand pump water and return home.
In 2006, a Mono Sun-Sub system was installed and now supplies water tanks throughout the village with approximately 7,500 liters of water a day. The reliability of the water supply allowed a museum to be built to showcase historic items from the original Danish plantation. In turn, the museum provides employment to villagers.
Nearly 1,000 students attend Ndolwa Parents School and the closest water source is heavily polluted. Water is collected in a small hole dug near the edge of the lake which is lined with grass to help ‘filter’ the water.
A Mono Sun-Sub Solar Pumping System now produces over 45,000 liters of clean drinking water a day for the students and sounding communities. Since installing the pump there has been a 20% increase in the number of girls attending the school.
For nearly 20 years, the national army has forced hundreds of thousands of people to leave their homes and gather in refugee camps than had no consistent water supply. Hand pumps do not provide the people with enough water and motorized pumps are ineffective because they require diesel fuel to run which cannot be delivered routinely to the camps’ remote location.
Since installation, Mono Solar Pumping System supplies the Aloi Camp of 36,500 people with an average of 7.3 liters of water per person/per day.
How Water is Pumped and Treated
The most commonly used 'safe' water source in developing countries is from underground boreholes and solar powered Mono Pumps are used to pump the water. Mono Pumps are designed to operate in the most remote parts of the world and they can run for years without maintenance.
The most common pumps used in remote communities are:
- Hand pumps
- Direct drive diesel driven borehole pumps
- Electric submersible pumps with diesel generator
- Solar submersible pumps