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Samaritan’s Purse Engineer Brings Clean Water Solutions to Disaster Zones Worldwide: Providing Fresh Water for Over 10,000 People Daily

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 25, 2024
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Engineer Brent Kejr, who enjoys building solutions to problems, returned to the United States three years ago to work for Samaritan’s Purse. This global organization travels the world to provide clean drinking water to as many people as possible, using various technologies and filter systems in any circumstance. Some filters are powered by solar panels and can be left permanently in countries.

In his role as an engineer, Kejr contributes to the design of equipment used worldwide to supply clean drinking water. His first deployment was in Haiti after the devastating earthquake. He has also spent time in Ukraine, setting up water systems for emergency field hospitals in different parts of the world. Samaritan’s Purse has mobile units that can be transported anywhere and connected to water sources to filter and make it drinkable. With access to fresh water, one unit can provide clean water for up to 10,000 people daily. Additionally, they have small filters specifically designed for field hospitals to ensure that patients have clean water for care and surgeries.

According to Kejr, the aim is to prevent disease outbreaks through providing safe water. Deputy Director David Phillips emphasizes that water is essential for life, and Samaritan’s Purse must always be prepared to act swiftly in any situation. For example, in places like Ukraine where conflict disrupted the water infrastructure, Samaritan’s Purse drilled wells to access and distribute water throughout the community. The organization’s primary objective remains consistent: supplying safe water in response to any disaster because it is a fundamental necessity.

By Samantha Nguyen

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