SETAᴾᴴᵀ completes the construction of a water treatment plant for emergencies and humanitarian crises

The project, created for the International ‘Cruz Roja’, consisted of the design, manufacture and supply of a plant to transform highly contaminated water into water fit for human consumption in emergency situations and humanitarian crises.

planta potabilizadora para emergencias

SETAᴾᴴᵀ has delivered to the International Federation of ‘Cruz Roja’, an organization that has been sending volunteers around the world for 100 years to help in humanitarian crises, a water treatment plant to solve the problem of the lack of drinking water in Venezuela.

According to an investigation by the NGO ‘Transparencia Venezuela’ at the end of 2018, only 18% of the Venezuelan population has access to quality drinking water. This is mainly due to the lack of investment in water treatment infrastructure, such as aqueducts or sewage systems.

This is why ‘Cruz Roja’, as part of its humanitarian action in the South American country, is working to facilitate access to water and adequate sanitation through the implementation of infrastructure in key points.

For this purpose, ‘Cruz Roja’ has entrusted SETAᴾᴴᵀ with the construction of a water treatment plant this year.

The water treatment line installed in this plant is made up of several phases in which different treatments are applied (collection, disinfection, clarification and post-treatment), all of which is compactly assembled on a mobile trailer that allows it to be moved by an all-terrain vehicle to the points affected.

Thanks to this process, the water has controlled levels of turbidity, apparent color, pH, hardness, alkalinity, metals, total coliforms and fecal coliforms.

This makes it ready for human consumption, complying with the parameters established by the Sanitary Standards for Drinking Water Quality and helping to solve the problem of many homes in Venezuela, which will have access to drinking water.