In relation to quantities, the surface of our globe is more water then land, but of all the available water only 2.5 percent is qualified as fresh water. The latest studies show that only one percent of these fresh water resources can be used as drinking water. We are not always aware, but one of the most important universal children’s rights is “access to clean water’’. Naturally, there will be an even greater constraint on our fresh water resources with an increasing global population, combined with the increase in industrial and agricultural activities. Directly linked with drinking water there is the necessity for a solution regarding sanitation and hygiene.
The global population will have increased from seven to nine billion inhabitants by 2030. Unfortunately, the general estimation is that out of the seven billion people, more than one billion people already have no direct access to clean drinking water. Even worse, three billion people do not have the appropriate sanitation and hygiene services. Furthermore, the middle and small sized cities are growing rapidly, and at this moment 80 percent of the world population lives nearby coastal areas, and this will increase. The necessity to provide these areas with clean (drinking) water will increase exponentially in the future.
Climate consequences for clean drinking water
As a result of climate change, wet areas will become wetter, and dry dryer. The water nuisance and water scarcity are increasing on a larger scale. In 2025, three billion people will be confronted with water stress, while at the same time approximately 500 million people have trouble with water shortages. Solutions for the storage of clean drinking water, as well as sanitation services and hygiene equipment is an enormous challenge.
BUWATEC works together with specialists in the field of water purification and drinking water
Over the last years, BUWATEC has become involved in the storage of potable and drinking water projects. We developed contacts and executed contracts with specialists in the fields of water purification, NGO organisations and national governments. In the future, we will develop durable and affordable solutions in this segment by cooperating with water purification companies. BUWATEC delivers the structure for drink water plants as well as potable water tanks.
A good solution for safe and hygienic potable water is steel water storage systems. With a good quality liner and roof system it will counteract pollution, evaporation and algae growth. Besides this, it will also guarantee the availability of clean and safe drinking water. BUWATEC manufactures and distributes these potable water tanks.
Advantages of water storage tanks for water purification and water treatment
- Safe and secure water storage tanks based on steel water tanks and water silos as part of water cleaning installations.
- Water silos in combination with additional equipment will protect against the pollution of clean drink water.
- These drinking water tanks with cover systems are suitable to protect water against algae growth and evaporation.
- Water tanks are a low-cost solution as basic hardware for water purification and treatment plants.