Lifesaver USA Proposes $60 Million Cost Saving Program to FEMA

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In a letter to FEMA Administrator, William Fugate, Lifesaver USA outlined a proposal to replace emergency supplies of bottled water with filtration bottles. The impact of the proposal would be a dramatic decrease in the amount of storage required and an estimated saving to FEMA of over 60 million dollars.

Rather than ship case after case of water the Lifesaver filtration system can provide up to 5,000 gallons of sterile drinking water from just one device

“The Lifesaver system is uniquely suited to support government agencies in providing disaster response. Once of the biggest challenge responders face is in storing and then shipping huge amounts of water to people in need. Rather than ship case after case of water the Lifesaver filtration system can provide up to 5,000 gallons of sterile drinking water from just one device” comments Wayne Zinn, Lifesaver USA Chairman. “And better yet once the device is activated it will last for years which dramatically simplifies the need for resupply” continued Zinn.

“The goal of the FEMA water stockpiles is to be able to provide 1 gallon of water a day to 1,000,000 people for seven days. This is equivalent to over one thousand four hundred, 40 foot containers that need to be stored and then moved for distribution at a cost of over 7 million dollars and has a shelf life of only 2 years” says Lifesaver USA’s Bud Fultz. “A comparable stockpile using the Lifesaver system of portable filtration bottles could be stored in a single 40 foot container, would cost less than 1 million dollars and have a shelf life of 5 years. Using this solution across all ten regional stockpiles that could save the Federal Government over 60 million dollars in water alone. There would also be additional savings in reduced storage and transportation” noted Fultz.

This year has been one of the most extreme for weather in U.S. history, with $35 billion in losses so far from floods, tornadoes and heat waves.

FEMA has struggled to fund these recovery efforts, warning lawmakers that its disaster-relief fund is running low.

“Once we know how much impact Irene will have we’ll have a better sense of what assistance we may need,” Fugate said on a conference call. FEMA currently has $972 million in the fund, according to congressional Republicans.

About Lifesaver
The award winning Lifesaver bottle is the world’s first all-in-one ultra filtration water bottle. Its unique design and revolutionary approach to water filtration has made way for a paradigm shift in how people drink. Now anyone, anywhere can be confident they are consuming only clean, pathogen-free water.

The Lifesaver bottle filters all microbiological contaminates including Cholera Bacterium and H1N1 (Swine Flu) without chemical additives.

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