The Molecule Project is proud to announce our Regrow Puerto Rico effort:
a personal initiative to send solar and battery-powered Molecule Water Filling Stations to the areas in Puerto Rico hardest hit by Hurricane Maria.
Each station we install will be able to provide up to 3000 gallons of free, purified drinking water every single day to people in desperate need of
After hurricane Maria, getting clean, fresh water has become a huge issue. According to the Defense Department: At least 44% of the island’s residents do not have access to potable water. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló told CNN “In terms of aqueducts, we have been able to restore only 50% of water, because the majority of water in Puerto Rico also depends on electric generators,” Generators need fuel, which is in short supply.
90% of the island is still without power. And the government says it hopes to have electricity restored completely by march. Still five months away.
With hundreds of thousands of people still without running water, and 20 of the island’s 51 sewage treatment plants out of service, there are growing concerns about contamination and disease. The EPA said raw sewage continues to be released into waterways and is expected to continue until repairs can be made and power is restored.
The Molecule Project plans to send solar and battery-powered Molecule Water Filling Stations to the most affected areas in Puerto Rico, each able to provide up to 3000 gallons per day of desperately needed purified drinking water to victims of Hurricane Maria. The Molecule Water Filling Stations can filter city, well, and rainwater to 3000 particles per million - pharmaceutical grade. The water is then remineralized and re-oxygenated through proprietary filters.
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