Topic: New Zealand Army in New Brighton

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3 Field Troop along with a small specialist group of engineers from Linton deployed to New Brighton with a Desalination unit to start producing drinking water for the eastern suburbs of Christchurch

A devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake ravaged Christchurch on 22 February 2011 at 12.51pm. Within minutes, NZ Defence Force personnel were on their way to help.

Water Desalination

3 Field Troop along with a small specialist group of engineers from Linton deployed to New Brighton with a Micro Filtration Reverse Osmosis (MFRO) unit to start producing drinking water for the eastern suburbs of Christchurch, which had been severely affected by the quake.

The MFRO unit produced over 120,000 litres of drinking water in the five days it was deployed. Taking salt water straight from the surf beach it desalinated and filtered the water to make it safe to drink.

 

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