From 9 August 2018, severe floods affected the south Indian state of Kerala, due to unusually high rainfall during the monsoon season. About a million people were evacuated, mainly from Chengannur, Pandanad, Edanad, Aranmula, Kozhencherry, Ayiroor, Ranni, Pandalam, Kuttanad, Malappuram, Aluva, and Chalakudy, N.Paravur, Chendamangalam, Eloor and few places in Vypin Island and in few places of Palakkad. The Indian government had declared it a Level 3 Calamity, or “calamity of a severe nature”.
Due to mass scale destruction, the water infrastructure was severely affected, rendering thousands of people helpless and without adequate access to clean drinking water. PakVitae’s community filter served as disaster relief and a ray of hope as it through its efficient membrane technology and simple operation, it served as a cheap and effective point of use (POU) water filtration system providing relief and clean drinking water to the flood-affected victims.