Safe Water Haiti is committed to providing sustainable safe water programs for the people of Haiti. It integrates solar disinfection (SODIS) training, a simple and affordable method of sanitizing water, with education on proper hygiene and sanitation practices. SWH believes people can achieve great things if they are healthy and given the opportunity. That’s why they also support the development of women by empowering them with basic life skills and the enrichment of children or young adults by providing them with the opportunity to learn music. Safe Water Haiti provides simple, strategic and sustainable clean water solutions to the developing world.
This video is a short introduction about SODIS by Enoch Firmin, the Haiti Director.
SODIS is a simple and well-established method of improving the quality of drinking water.Contaminated water is collected and placed in clear plastic PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles which are left in direct sunlight on a hard surface for one full sunny or partly cloudy day or two full days if fully cloudy.The sun’s UV rays kill the micro-organisms in the water making it safe for human consumption. It is a simple, sustainable and affordable method that when implemented correctly, has been proven to change the lives of thousands of people. The project focuses on water treatment at the point of consumption because this provides the least opportunity for re-infection of the water with pathogens subsequent to other treatment methods (e.g. filters).