Many remote communities in Australia only have access to groundwater, which can contain high concentrations of naturally occurring minerals (nitrates, arsenic and uranium) and is often non-compliant to Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. Major water-related diseases can result in severe health issues such as diabetes, kidney disease, thyroid disease, and cancer.
Producing a small-scale drinking water treatment plant is difficult for these remote communities as it is an energy intensive investment. For remote communities without connection to the main power grid, infrastructure overcapitalisation is often unavoidable.
As a result, most remote communities rely on alternative water sources, typically expensive, potable water transported by truck.
Gilghi gives access to clean drinking water by providing a containerised treatment system capable of producing clean drinking water off-grid at a reasonable cost.