Every day we wash, brush our teeth, use the toilet and drink clean water without giving a second thought to how lucky we are.
But for millions of people around the world, access to water suitable for drinking and sanitation is a basic human right that they are denied – with potentially deadly consequences.
Richard Brown, a director at Chandler’s Ford-based pump rental company Selwood, has seen first-hand how communities can be blighted by poor sanitation – and how they can be transformed with a little help.
Selwood has donated a training defibrillator to Thornden School in Chandler’s Ford.
The life-saving piece of kit will be used by staff for further practice in addition to the annual training that they receive.
Selwood discovered that they no longer had use for the device, now that their training is delivered by St John’s Ambulance, so they approached Thornden School who immediately said yes to the donation.
Specialists from Selwood will be using this year’s Showman’s Show to exhibit its innovative new packaged pumping stations designed for festivals and outdoor events of all sizes.
Selwood’s pump experts have taken all the elements required for efficient, environmentally-friendly waste handling and placed them inside a new “plug and play” solution.
Selwood has made a multi-million pound investment in pump rental as it consolidates its position as a leading supplier to the water industry and a specialist in water and waste water applications.
The company has injected more than £5m into its pump rental business unit this year, with further investment planned for 2017 as it continues to expand its market-leading rental offering.