Herco supports a charity with a plant to treat water to drinking water quality
Herco Wassertechnik GmbH is proud to provide drinking water to 700 families in need in Peru. "Our task is to provide the most important raw material 'pure water' each day. That's why I immediately said 'Yes, we're in!' when the charity organisation described the situation on site to me. After all, we are specialists in water treatment and our high-quality reverse osmosis plants are used all over the world. To see that our cutting-edge technology is helping to improve the lives of many families and save lives in this project motivates all of us at Herco and we are wholeheartedly behind it." explains Managing Director Edwin Locker.
Helping an impoverished village with water shortages in Peru
The urban centres on the Peruvian coast attract many impoverished people from the Sierra (mountains) and the Selva (jungle) with the hope of a better life. But there is an enormous water shortage in the area. The northern coastal region of Peru is one of the driest places in the world. The association "Leben braucht Wasser e.V." has been working for 11 years to build wells to improve the living conditions of the people in Peru. Since 2016, the association has been working there with its partner organisation "Sede vidas Peru"
The groundwater is contaminated with arsenic and drinking is hazardous to health
Especially in the poor settlement "Buenos Aires" near the village of Lambayeque, the groundwater is so contaminated with salt and arsenic that it is not suitable for consumption. The construction of a tube well planned by the charity for June 2020 could therefore not be realised. Children, infants, the unborn and the elderly are particularly affected by the health consequences of drinking.