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ScanWater mobile drinking water treatment for emergency preparedness

ScanWater’s treatment units can safely and rapidly purify water from any source to provide clean drinking water during emergencies.Published 2 Dec 2022 (updated 22 Mar 2024) · 2 min read

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  • Mobile drinking water purification and distribution solutions
  • Treatment units providing up to 15 000 l/hr of clean water
  • Containerised distribution kits covering the needs of about 10 000 people

Unreliable access to clean drinking water is a fundamental global health problem. The problem is likely to grow in the coming years, as rising temperatures and more extreme weather jeopardise water access in cities and rural communities.

During emergencies and natural disasters, water infrastructure is often compromised. When municipal water pipes are damaged or water becomes unsafe to drink, emergency systems for water treatment, storage and supply are needed.

Mobile drinking water treatment systems and distribution kits

Scandinavian Water Technology (ScanWater) offers a range of mobile water purification units varying in size, weight, capacity and mobility.

The company’s WT200 and EmWat 1000 models are compact, filter-based systems. They can produce safe, chemical-free drinking water from any freshwater source at a rate of 200 and 1 000 litres per hour, respectively.

The larger EmWat 2000, 4000, 10 000 and 15 000 units use media-based filtration and can provide clean drinking water at a rate of up to 15 000 litres per hour.

ScanWater also offers mobile water distribution kits. Each kit fits into a 20-foot container and consists of a 1 000-litre water tank, tap stations and 10-liter collapsible jerry cans. A single kit can cover the water needs of up to 10 000 people.

WT200 water purification system.

Concrete benefits

ScanWater’s mobile drinking water treatment systems and distribution kits offer safe, reliable water infrastructure when and where it is needed.

The treatment units feature the company’s fail-safe WT200 purification system, which achieves water quality levels surpassing the WHO Guidelines for drinking-water quality.

Mobile water distribution kit.

Market potential

The global mobile water treatment market is estimated to grow from around USD 1.1 billion in 2017 to USD 2.1 billion in 2022.

ScanWater has delivered water preparedness systems to nearly all municipalities in Norway and Sweden. The company is currently exploring export opportunities outside the Nordic countries, and has established offices in France and China.

Scanwater is a part of Norway’s Malthe Winje Group, a leading provider of infrastructure.



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