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MECKOW Aquapur

a simple solution
to a complex problem

MECKOW Aquapur Background

MECKOW Aquapur Water Purification System

The MECKOW Aquapur was created after Research Scientist, Dr. Leighton James visited India, he realised throughout his travels that there was an urgent need for safe clean drinking water. He was shocked at the problems that water borne diseases cause and the poor quality of water that people in the developing world are forced to drink. Safe clean drinking water is a "Basic necessity of life".

When he returned to the United Kingdom he embarked on the project to develop the MECKOW Aquapur, it took him nearly fifteen years to achieve his dream. His motivation was primarily for humanitarian considerations. To develop the Aquapur system he set himself three parameters, these were that:

  • The unit must be cheap to run and easy to operate
  • The unit must have longevity
  • The unit must operate without the need for electricity

The MECKOW Aquapur is a unique water purification unit which is capable of preventing and removing diseases, bacteria and parasites, as well as arsenic and heavy metals. It will produce 1000 litres per hour of safe clean drinking water from virtually any non-saline water source, rivers, lakes, wells and boreholes. The unit has substantial benefits in peri-urban, slum and rural communities. Designed with the ease of transportation and installation in mind, the unit is ideally suited for emergency and disaster situations where safe clean drinking water is rapidly needed. The MECKOW Aquapur can be installed and ready to use within three hours.

Latest News

20th Feb 2013

The hospital was built by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in 1998 and donated to the community. Water supply has been from the borehole drilled within the hospital complex.

15th Dec 2012

During December 2012 and inspection was carried out on the installation of the MECKOW Aquapur water purification unit at a private residential development in Lekkie, Lagos, Nigeria.

13th Dec 2012

During December 2012, Andrew Kluckow of Meckow International, carried out and inspection of the Project in Ovade village in Delta State, Nigeria. The Project was financed by a Major Corporate on their CSR Program and is ready to handed over to the community.