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Reverse Osmosis & Water Treatment in El Salvador


El Salvador is a nation of six million people in Central American bordering Guatemala and Honduras. Its coast fronts along the Pacific Ocean.

It is the smallest Central American country and the only one without a coastline on Caribbean Sea.

Its main environmental issues include:
• deforestation; soil erosion;
• water pollution; and,
• contamination of soils from disposal of toxic wastes.
Ecology and Biodiversity
All of El Salvador is included in the Mesoamerica Biodiversity Hotspot as defined by Conservation International. The Central American dry forests are an interesting ecoregion, stretching along the Pacific Coast, it corresponds to a tropical habitat that has a prolonged dry season of five to eight months and is home to important plant and animal species, as well as a significant degree of endemism. The Central American montane forests ecoregion is made up of forest patches occurring in an island-like mosaics on the isolated tops and slopes of the highest mountains of Central America, from southern Mexico into northern Nicaragua. The Central American pine-oak forests ecoregion, which is contained within several Central American countries, supports a rich assortment of conifer species. The mangrove ecosystems of this Northern dry Pacific Coast ecoregion are a truly unique ecosystem and serve as the basis for most life in the surrounding environment.
Water Resources
Total Renewable Water Resources:  25.2 cu km (2001)
Freshwater Withdrawal: 1.28 cu km/yr  (25% domestic, 16% industrial, 59% agricultural)
Per Capita Freshwater Withdrawal: 186 cu m/yr (2000)
Access to improved drinking water sources: 87% of population
Access to improved sanitation facilities: 87% of population

The World Bank reports that at least 80 countries have water shortages and 2 billion people lack access to clean water. More disturbingly, the World Health Organization has reported that 1 billion people lack enough water to simply meet their basic needs, unfortunately in many countries water is scarce or contaminated.

Pure Aqua provides wide range of filtration and economical solutions based on the El Salvador’s water resources.

El Salvador’s main water resources are:

  • Surface water “is water from river, rain water, lake or fresh water wetland, which can be treated using different methods, such as Ultrafiltration SystemsMedia Water FiltersBrackish Water RO.
  • Desalination can be used for water from ocean, or sea source, which can be treated using Sea Water Reverse Osmosis SystemsDesalination Systems
  • Ground Water or brackish water is from water located in the pore space of soil and rock “Borehole well”, which can be treated using Reverse Osmosis Systems, Media Water FiltersChemical DosingUV Sterilizers.
  • Government water supply, which could have high level of hardness or high level of chlorine, can be treated with Water SoftenersMedia Water Filters

Pure Aqua manufactures water treatment systems that meet the World Health Organization requirements.




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