Remote Indian village gets access to drinking water




December 12, 2012


3:01 pm

meeco América Latina installs solar water pumping system in Mistolar, Paraguay

Situated on the Pilcomayo River near the Argentinean border and 300 km away from the nearest paved road, the Indian community of Mistolar (Paraguay) is located in a very remote area with no access to the power grid. To support local population and improve living conditions there, the Government of Boquerón choose meeco América Latina S.A., the Asunción-based subsidiary of The meeco Group for the installation of a sun2flow solar water pumping system.

This off-grid installation which was completed last Thursday 6th December uses top tier equipment such as polycrystalline modules from Talesun and a centrifugal submersible pump from Lorentz, providing an average flow of 25.000 l/day for the 200 residents of Mistolar. In addition to the standard sun2flow configuration, this installation uses a cutting edge technology water ventilation system to help turn what used to be contaminated water into consumable water. Its operational principle is to forcibly insert/mix oxygen into water and thus prevent it from stagnating.

Furthermore, this sun2flow has been combined with a rainwater collecting / management system in order to meet the population’s drinking water needs.

“The Boquerón authorities were looking for a renewable energy based solution to the drinking water issue at Mistolar. Our sun2flow solar powered water pumping solution not only manages this need but it also contributes to directly improving living standards in off-grid areas and reducing diseases stemming from infected water”, explains Dr. Oliver Jann, President of meeco América Latina.


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