March 28, 2011
After last winter’s devastating earthquake in Haiti, safe drinking water in the affected areas became a very scarce commodity. As a Water Filtration Specialist with the City of Chicago’s Department of Water Management, George Page knew there had to be a way to provide access to safe drinking water. He set out to create portable water filtration and purification point-of-use systems that would reduce water borne illnesses and cost less than $20. And Portapure, Inc. was born.
Portapure’s products can be used anywhere in the world to make water from a river, stream, or lake safe to drink. FilterCup is a pop-up filter cup that collects and filters up to 4 cups of water, and PocketPure is a complete water treatment system that fits in your pocket. Both products remove 99.9% of sediment and bacteria, including Cholera, E. Coli, and Salmonella, and at less than $20, they are very affordable.
This past December, Portapure spent 5 days in Haiti handing out their products to the local population. They are accepting donations of their product online; you can read more about it here.
PocketPure will be showcased at Tech Cocktail Chicago on March 31. Stop by to say hi and learn more!
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