Potable water is an essential human right, not only for consumption, but also for informal heritages and spirituality. Informal heritages and their sites are defined as those not included in a formal institutional process of definition and legitimation, as are many local traditions, know-how and routines that have been developed and passed down by many generations.

According to research, there is a complex and mutually-damaging relationship of risk cycles between human, animal and ecological risk factors. Water quality is emblematic to ecological risk factors for cultural practices related to heritage and are elemental to sites that are frequented by human interaction.

Informal heritage sites are therefore more vulnerable as they are actively used, but not legislatively protected or effectively managed. South Africa uses biomonitoring methods nationally for the efficient environmental management of aquatic ecosystem and public health surveillance. Fountains and springs were solely used for drinking and cooking water.

The local tribes of South Africa believed that water from fountains and springs was purified by the soil and in industrialized South Africa, the ecological risks needs to be assessed for the evaluation of exposure to one or more environmental stressors, such as chemicals, land-use change, disease, and human interaction. Potable water is a fundamental human need and complexly interwoven in local cultural practices

MEB has for years helped many communities preserve their water sources used for traditional practices, consumption and quality of life. The NIROBOX™ FW solution is a modular, compact and self-contained unit, that is housed in a 40-foot container, which treats feed water from non-saline sources such as rivers, lakes, or wells. These units can use advanced membrane filtration technologies to produce up to 5,000 m3/d of clean, high-quality water that can be used directly for drinking or as industrial process water – free from turbidity, microbes, and other solids to preserve existing waterways.

Speak to our engineers today to get some more information on this revolutionary water treatment system that can be remotely monitored and controlled.