Providing Purified River Water for Essential Needs at Evacuation Centers in Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture
We sincerely extend our deepest condolences to all those impacted by the Reiwa 6 Noto Peninsula Earthquake and mourn those who have unfortunately lost their lives. We further pray earnestly for the swift recovery of all affected communities.
In accordance with the emergency support agreement with the Disaster Emergency Assistance Platform (PEAD), the KITZ Group (comprised of KITZ Corporation and Shimizu Alloy Manufacturing Co., Ltd.) has responded to a request from Peace Winds Japan, a Certified Specified Non-profit Organization. We have installed two “Aqua Rescue” portable membrane filtration devices at the Health Promotion Center in Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture, to address ongoing water outages. Aqua Rescue purifies raw water drawn from the nearby Wakayama River and provides water for baths, daily use, and toilets at the evacuation centers set up by the Ground Japan Self-Defense Forces.
Transporting the Aqua Rescue from Shimizu Alloy Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Hikone City, Shiga Prefecture) by truck to Suzu City
Drawing raw water from the Wakayama River
Purifying the raw water and making it suitable for bathing, daily use, and toilets, through Aqua Rescue
Purified water (Left) and Raw water drawn from the Wakayama River (Right)
Providing the purified water to a truck from the 13th Brigade of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.
The water is being utilized for the baths at the evacuation center.
“Aqua Rescue” Portable Membrane Filtration Device
* Each Aqua Rescue unit can supply water to a maximum of 1,600 people per day (50㎥/day).
The temporary installation of Aqua Rescue at the Suzu City Health Promotion Center was completed on January 5, 2024, and has been in operation since January 6.