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Inventor helps tropical storm victims
AN inventor has donated around £17,000 of water jerrycans to victims of a tropical flood storm in western Mexico.
Michael Pritchard, founder of Lifesaver Systems based in Marks Tey, has just returned from a four-day trip to the country which was stuck by tropical storm Manuel last month.
Mr Pritchard donated 100 jerrycans which immediately convert dirty water to sterile drinking water without the need for power, or chemicals.
The jerrycans each produce 15,000 litres of clean water - meaning the donation is equivalent to 1.5million litres overall.
Mr Pritchard was asked for his help by the Regional Government of Guerrero and by The National System for Integral Family Development.
He founded Lifesaver systems in 2007 after he was inspired to invent the company's first product, the Lifesaver bottle.
Mr Pritchard was inspired after seeing the tragic waste of life and serious problems caused by the lack of safe drinking water in the wake of the Thailand tsunami in December 2004, and then again the following year when Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana in the USA.
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