PURIFICATION experts are launching a huge project to provide safe water to people across Africa.

LifeSaver, a company based in London Road, Marks Tey, produces a range of state-of-the-art tanks and filters, which trap 99.9 per cent of viruses and bacteria.

The firm is undertaking a project which will see safe drinking water provided at schools, medical facilities and religious centres in Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania.

In total, nine different locations will benefit from the LifeSaver water tanks with deliveries expected to take place in August and September.

The technology means no chemicals have to be added.

The firm has teamed up with African Aqua Solutions for the rollout. LifeSaver already has products in Mozambique, South Sudan, Ghana and Senegal.

Humanitarian manager Wesley Clarke-Sullivan said they wanted as many people to access clean water as possible.

“We’re immensely proud of LifeSaver’s ability to provide clean, safe, drinkable water in regions where such supplies are limited or contaminated,” he said.

“Working with African Aqua Solutions has given us an amazing opportunity to deliver our filtration systems to schools and medical facilities, and we look forward to seeing the impact that a clean water supply has in these places.

“We are committed to working with governments and organisations around the world to give as many people as we can access to clean water, and this project is the latest in our mission to deliver that.”

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted how important clean water is for drinking and washing.

Social distancing measures are impossible to implement for communities who have to travel miles to access their nearest safe water source.

They have already helped to break a cholera outbreak under control in Mozambique.

James Taylor, marketing director at African Aqua Solutions, said they were delighted to work with LifeSaver.

He said: “We are proud to be partnering with LifeSaver once again, in an effort to bring clean drinking water to communities that need it most.

“We aim to expand on our End the Walk for Water campaign by including healthcare and religious facilities to our scope.”