German company Boreal Light to install solar-powered water desalination system for Bubisa

After the “Shimoni WaterKiosk” system, which went into operation in August 2021 for several public structures on the southern coast of Kenya, Boreal Light will present a new brackish groundwater desalination system on September 22nd, 2021. According to the German start-up, the ceremony will be held in Bubisa, where the plant will provide 11 m3 of water per hour. The village is located in Marsabit County in northern Kenya.

The new desalination system is being installed by Kenyan start-up WaterKiosk Africa, which is working in partnership with Boreal Light. The system will be equipped with an automatic water dispenser to serve the population. A total of 30,000 people will benefit within a 5km radius of the water points and through 24 vending machines. “The Bubisa WaterKiosk is a unique model for poor and disadvantaged rural communities where the provision of water, electricity and food is a challenge,” says Hamed Beheshti, CEO of Boreal Light GmbH. Through this project, Boreal reaffirms its commitment to the development of unconventional water resources, a necessity in this arid climate and water-stressed area. The phenomenon is a consequence of climate change.

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