Water Concepts for Schools
Give students and school staff access to crystal clear drinking water and enjoy improved sanitation
- Join a donor friendly water concept
- Provide safe drinking water
- Avoid waterborne diseases
- Keep everybody healthy and increase your productivity
- Make money from clean water sales
- Earn staff loyalty and give clean water for their families
- Recycle wastewater and increase profit
- Water the grounds for free
- Differentiate your school
Children spend many hours at their schools. To learn properly it is important that they are healthy and drink lots of water. Clean water. For a school it is very important to have healthy students as it will improve their ability to learn and archive good exams.
Aqua Unique is able to provide schools with centralised or decentralized water purification systems enabling students, teachers and office staff to remain healthy which is much cheaper than relying on bottled water.
Water purification systems can also be designed so the students will be able to bring purified water with them home to their families. This can be set up so that school can generate an extra income, but still provide affordable water of a very high quality.
Aqua Unique is also of the opinion that schools and especially boarding schools offering clean drinking water to their students will have an advance over schools which don’t.
For schools in areas not connected to the sewer grid a responsibility is relied on it to ensure that the discharged wastewater meets the national parameters.
Aqua Unique has many years of experiences in delivering custom build solutions for the educational sector. We are aware and acknowledge the challenges that are involved in operating a school, college or university in Africa. Overflowing sewers or no sewers at all, inconsistent water supply etc are issues a school and its students might have got used to, but surely would prefer to live without. Aqua Unique has the solutions for a better and healthier life for students and school staff alike.
We design our systems around being cost beneficial to your already exiting operation or new facility. Our water purification technologies ensure you operate your school safely for your students’ and staff. Our wastewater treatment technologies guarantee that you meet the national parameters for discharged wastewater by miles. As a sidekick treated wastewater can offer your operation huge savings from having to purchase water as it can manageable be recycled (read purified) and used again for your operation. Alternative treated wastewater water can be used free of charge to irrigate your grounds – either through a simple tap system or a more sophisticated piped irrigation system.
There exist a number of different water purification technologies applicable to a domestic house. But if we generalize – the choice really comes down to one technology.
Reverse Osmosis (RO) is generally considered as the safest water purification technology for drinking water. The system shall be combined with pre-filtration and post UV-disinfection (UV-C). Reverse Osmosis systems are delivered in a wide range of sizes – with a purified water production from 1.1m3 to +100,000m3 per day. You can surely find providers offering small particles filters or even smaller Reverse Osmosis plants, but believe us – they are not safe and will breakdown after a few months of use.
A Reverse Osmosis water purification plant removes particles, bacteria, parasites, viruses, contaminants, salts, heavy metals, colour, odour and taste from the source water.
The centralized system
Together with the school management we will locate a convenient place to install the Reverse Osmosis water purification plant. We will also decide on different tap mechanism and the number to be supplied.
The decentralized system
Whatever the size of your school is, how many floors it spreads over or how many water dispensers/water points you have in place – we can custom design a solution. Together we will locate a convenient place to install the Reverse Osmosis water purification plant. From there we will run hidden pipes to your selected points of usage. At the user point an optional neatly designed water dispensers (hot and cold water) can be installed.
The large complete solution
For a new school (yet to be constructed) our innovative solutions include water separation where the water is split into two levels. One level will be multi-usage water for cleaning, washing and toilet use while the second line is pure drinking water for food preparation, bathroom sinks and drinking water. This is a very efficient way to save capital investment cost as well later running cost.
Multi-usage water line. Water will be treated by pre media filters and environmental friendly UV disinfection ensuring protection against waterborne spread diseases. Water pipes will be protected against precipitation/scaling.
Pure drinking water line. Water will be purified by pre media filters, Reverse Osmosis technology in combination with environmental friendly extended UV disinfection.
This solution can also be applied to existing facilities, but can as such include more serious water network renovation work.
Please read more about our Reverse Osmosis technologies here.
Our innovative wastewater plants are environmental friendly using only a biological driven technology called SBR (Sequencing Batch Reactor). The process is driven by air which pushes the wastewater from the receiving buffer tank to the treatment tank where the biological aeration phase takes place. Operating the treatment system without any pumps reduces the risks of fault tremendously.
Simple and easy
Aqua Unique’s wastewater systems are delivered fully equipped and ready for installation. On location, only the outer tanks need to be constructed. Connect the pipes and power, and the system is in operation.
The systems are designed that no pump is required. The only power consumption is for a compressor blowing air into the treatment process. As an example a treatment plant handling 13,5m3 wastewater per day only consumes 1,5Kwa for 11 hours a day making it possible to run it of a solar system. A plant of that size also only takes up the space equally to a 20 foot container. See also the section for Container Solutions here.
High treatment efficiency
The parameters of treated water meets the national discharge parameters without any problems. Purification effect of SBR technology is very high and it is in a range of 90 to 97%, (BOD5 ca. 97 %, COD ca. 95 %, SS ca. 96 %, N-NH4 ca. 90 %).
Wastewater treatment for your own benefits
As a sidekick treated wastewater can offer your operation huge savings from having to purchase water as it can manageable be recycled (read purified) and used again for your operation. Alternative treated wastewater water can be used free of charge to irrigate your grounds, sports field etc. – either through a simple tap system or a more sophisticated piped irrigation system.
You can also read more about our wastewater solutions here.
You are also very welcome to contact us for a discussion on your existing water set up or new development.