José Rone da Nóbrega Dantas opens the water tap, fills a mug and drinks it up with pleasure. "Clean drinking water", he says and points to a small house. In an instant a crowd has formed in front of it. Everyone wants to see how the modern plant is operating. The solar powered water treatment system arrived from Switzerland some weeks ago. It desalinates the salty water of the proximal well and makes it drinkable. Mugs are being filled with the rare beverage which today bubbles out in rough amounts. […]
Trunz Water Systems installed in autumn 2010 an eco-powered water treatment plant in the north-east Brazil. At present, the plant is being tested and demonstrated at different locations within a pilot project supported by the Swiss Interdepartmental Organization for Renewable Energy (Repic).
If you are interested in the entire report which was published in the "Neuen Zürcher Zeitung", please find it here.