First Water is working with Mercy Chefs to mobilize emergency water purification systems and strike teams to the regions impacted by Typhoon Haiyan. The need for clean water is extreme and immediate. If you would like to donate water purifiers to the relief effort, or if you need equipment to support an ongoing operation please give […]
A key consideration in deploying water purification solutions is the quality of water produced. First Water strives to deliver the best possible water by utilizing advanced purification technologies coupled with UV disinfection. Each emergency water purifier has been independently certified to stringent NSF protocols and ships with a certificate of testing.
Designed specifically for Healthcare Coalitions, the Hospital Emergency Drinking Water Program replaces the expensive and ineffective reliance on bottled water for water main breaks and emergencies that has repeatedly failed. On-site water purification equipment is the modern way to reduce cost, free up storage space, and eliminate impossible delivery logistics. The entire solution can be moved by one person in any automobile to any location in […]
Med Sled® announced its new partnership as a value added reseller of First Water® mobile water filtration systems. Med Sled® has been developing products to support evacuations during worst-case scenarios; through this partnership, the company will address customers’ crucial need for sustainability during emergency operations by offering complete water filtration solutions. “A clean source of […]
First Water Systems conducted a live exercise on the Chattahooche River on March 11 to demonstrate water purification capabilities to local emergency managers. In attendance were a variety of officials from both government and private organizations.
The Department of Health and Human Services has proposed new rules that establish national emergency preparedness requirements for healthcare providers that participate in Medicare and Medicaid. These new rules are intended to ensure that these facilities are adequately prepared for both natural and man made disasters. During times of disaster, it is essential that these […]
The ability of First Water purification systems to adapt to both field use and fixed facility operations is a tremendous advantage. Emergency managers do not always have a central tank to draw water from, and often they will need to deliver water to very specific points of application. This video demonstrates just how easy it […]
Long-term care facilities house the most vulnerable population and during an emergency ensuring their wellbeing and continuity of care can be challenging. Emergencies can be large-scale such as flooding and earthquakes or isolated, such as water-main breaks. Regardless of the type of emergency, potable water is essential, not only for drinking, but for maintaining facility […]
First Water is proud to partner with many great organizations to get clean water to the poorest populations of the world. The Dominican Republic is close to home and has a drastic need to safe, effective water purifiers that are easy to deploy and operate. Partnering with [email protected], First Water has created a deployment strategy utilizing […]
Natural disasters often leave critical infrastructures and utilities compromised. Water is a primary need for any community or facility in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. It is necessary not only of immediate survival, but also for efficient recovery. The ability to provide safe drinking water to impacted citizens, emergency personnel, and community infrastructure will greatly […]
First Water founder Tom Flaim recently presented water purification solutions on Washington D.C. based Emerald Planet. Emerald Planet is a non profit organization committed to identifying 1,000 best practices to arrest, and possible reverse the impacts of climate change. The EmeraldPlanet works in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in collaboration with the PanAmerican-PanAfrican […]
The California Hospital Association recently released guidelines and best practices for preparing for and responding to a water disruption. California is especially interested water sustainability, as it is a scarce resource in the state. Northers California is susceptible to earthquakes that could disrupt 85% of the Bay Area’s water supply. The Los Angeles area gets […]
First Water is proud to say that we were the only water purification Company honored to participate in this national exercise. We stand ready to serve all those in need during times of water disruption.
Heavy rains in Danville, VA impacted the cities ability to provide safe drinking water to Danville Regional Medical Center as well as other businesses. Read the full story here: http://articles.wdbj7.com/2012-03-27/water-notice_31246549 ————– Flooding is a major concern to municipalities, critical facilities and businesses. During severe floods or even heavy rains, municipal water treatment facilities can become compromised. […]
On January 19 the City of Toledo, Oregon issued a 48 water conservation notice to the public. After three days of heavy rains and flooding, the city water treatment facility had become inundated with mud and debris from the storm drainage system. Fire Chief Will Ewing explained that the water supply had become so […]