R. A. Bako speaking during the Launch

Nigerian Federal Ministry of Water Resources (FMWR) Recommends LifeStraw for Use

Following the successful launch that took place March 27, 2018 at the Sheraton Abuja Hotel, the EnvironFocus team have been invited to do numerous presentations at various meetings organized by Federal and State Government Agencies and Non-Governmental Organizations on the effectiveness of LifeStraw for the purification of any water source in the absence of portable water within Nigerian Communities – Schools, Churches, Villages, IDP camps and for personal use. During one of such presentations, there was an instant request for product testing to validate our claims. The event was the Federal Ministry of Water Resources (FMWR) Workshop on the Prevention of Community-Wide Waterborne Diseases for the South-East and South-South Zones in Enugu. This took place between April 17 – 20th, 2018.

The product testing was done by the FMWR’s Department of Water Quality Control and Sanitation. Water from the CIC (Agangwu ) River, a heavily polluted water body was used for product testing. The LifeStraw Community (LSC) was the model used. Both the water from the CIC (Agangwu) River (Raw water) and the filtered water from the LSC were tested and analyzed. Below are the results.

Test result for LSCBased on the results, the LifeStraw Community (LSC) exceeded expectations because not only did it remove ALL microbiological activities – bacteria (E. coli, etc.) viruses (Rotavirus, Hepatitis etc.) and protozoans (Giardia, Cryptosporidium, etc.), it also removed chemicals. It exceeded the Nigerian Industrial Standard (NIS 554:2015) for Drinking Water Quality.  This is in accordance with WHO Independent testing where LifeStraw met the highest performance category (3 stars – comprehensive protection). It also exceeds US EPA drinking water standards. All LifeStraw products have a certificate of quality and are registered under Standards Organizations of Nigeria (SON).

LifeStraw uses no chemicals. It prevents waterborne disease such as diarrhea, typhoid, cholera, worms, cryptosporidiosis etc. An excellent alternative for chlorine. It removes micro plastics found in PET (plastic) bottles and plastic storage containers. EnvironFocus looks forward to working with the Federal Ministry of Water Resources Nigeria and other agencies to assist them in meeting their objectives of providing Nigerian Communities with safe and clean drinking water.

For more information on LifeStraw in Nigeria, go to www.environfocus.com/lifestraw-nigeria/ or view the order form here.  You can also call +234 8181356287 to speak with a staff. The list of Sales Representatives in Nigeria is currently being complied and will be made available on the EnvironFocus website once completed.

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