Pacific Islands Double Disaster Eased By Moana Marine’s R.O. Plants

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Moana Marine’s wind and solar powered water treatment plants provide drinking water and electricity to communities devastated by the massive king tides that follow in the wake of Cyclone Pam

Record breaking King Tides completely flood low-lying Kili Island

Without the R.O. plant, our people would be dying. We gather there for drinking water and for the solar and wind power. It is the only light on the island.

In the devastating aftermath of Cyclone Pam, where dozens of communities in the Pacific Islands are experiencing utter destruction—including contamination of their drinking wells—thousands of lives are being saved by the use of wind and solar powered water treatment plants that convert sea water into drinkable water. Equipment installed by the U.S. and Marshall Islands based company, Moana Marine LLC, utilizing Spectra Watermaker’s unique reverse osmosis filtration system powered by wind and solar energy, is producing thousands of gallons of fresh water.

This area of the Pacific is experiencing a double disaster. In addition to the category 5 cyclone, local islanders are now enduring water surges called King Tides, which are repeatedly flooding their islands--destroying crops, septic systems, trees and shrubs, and most critically, sources of drinking water. These deadly tides, combined with electric power outages, are leaving thousands struggling to survive.

On the island of Kili, located in the Marshall Islands, approximately 1,700 miles north of Fiji, some 1,200 Bikini Islanders would likely perish if not for Moana Marine's wind and solar powered water purification system. “Without the R.O. plant,” reflects acting mayor, Roger Joel, “our people would be dying. We gather there for drinking water and for the solar and wind power. It is the only light and refrigeration on the island. It has become our center for disaster relief.”

Moana Marine's reverse osmosis water treatment systems are self-sustaining, able to operate even when an island's infrastructure has been destroyed. It is the best solution for disaster relief and for future disaster preparedness in the world's most vulnerable areas. Moana Marine personnel are available now to work with governments in the disaster zones to bring desperately needed equipment to remote areas.

About Moana Marine LLC:

Based in Port Townsend, Washington and Majuro, Marshall Islands, Moana Marine LLC is a leader in designing, engineering and installing energy-efficient, wind and solar-powered water desalination and water treatment plants for use in disaster relief and village water supplies in remote locations. Moana Marine stands behind its installations, which are known worldwide for their reliability, sustainability and durability.

Contact: Tom Vance
Phone: 425-440-0724 (USA), 692-455-8916 (RMI)
Email: tom(at)moanamarine(dot)com

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