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Australian technology provides clean drinking water for rural Vietnamese communities

The Australian Water Association has facilitated its latest contribution as part of its international program, with support from the Australian Government, UBM and ANZ Bank, to increase access to safe drinking water in Vietnam through the adoption of Australian innovation and expertise.

The system, known as Scuta Water, was developed by Saltfree Desalination and uses membrane technology with three other treatment steps, including a micron filter, activated carbon and UV disinfection.

The rear wheel of a motorbike is placed on rollers, which power a generator to provide the electricity required for the system to run. It is computer operated and can be controlled remotely from anywhere.

A motorbike powers a generator to provide the electricity required for the system to operate.

Scuta Water can produce up to 37,000L per day and has been initially installed in the office of Son La Centre for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Environment. This is to build capacity in the operation and maintenance of the system before it is moved to the remote and rural communes of Son La that are in most need of safe drinking water.

Scuta Water has been well-received by the local Vietnamese people as it is easy to move around in response to emergencies such as floods, and can provide water in very remote areas where there is no electricity.

The Australian Water Association would like to thank the Australian Government and ANZ Bank for their support of its international program, which you can read more about here.