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Reverse Osmosis & Water Treatment in Guinea-Bissau


Guinea-Bissau, officially the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Senegal to the north and Guinea to the south and east, with the Atlantic Ocean to its west.

Guinea-Bissau is a relatively small country which is swampy along its western coast and low-lying inland.

Guinea-Bissau's major environmental issues include:

  • Deforestation

  • Soil erosion

  • Overgrazing

  • Overfishing


Water Resources


Total Renewable Water Resources: 31 cu km (2003)


Freshwater Withdrawal: Total: 0.18 cu km/yr (13% domestic, 5% industrial, 82% agricultural).


Per Capita Freshwater Withdrawal:: 113 cu m/yr (2000)


Access to improved sources of drinking water: 61% of population


Access to improved sanitation facilities: 21% 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 Guinea-Bissau's water resources.


Guinea-Bissau's main water resources are:

  • Surface water “is water from river, rain water, lake or freshwater wetland, which can be treated using different methods, such as Ultrafiltration Systems, Media Water Filters, Brackish Water RO.
  • Desalination can be used for water from the ocean, or sea source, which can be treated using Sea Water Reverse Osmosis Systems; Desalination 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 Filters, Chemical Dosing, UV Sterilizers.
  • Government water supply, which could have a high level of hardness or high level of chlorine, can be treated with Water Softeners, Media Water Filters

Water challenges in Guinea-Bissau

  • Insufficient amounts of drinking water
  • Poor sanitation
  • Improper education on good hygiene procedures
  • Inadequate funding
  • Extensive management and institutional issues
  • Scarce qualified engineers and experts

Pure Aqua water treatment solutions
Pure Aqua water treatment projects are aimed to improve the availability of safe drinking water to a greater portion of areas within Guinea-Bissau and greatly reduce mortality rates.


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



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