COVID-19 Water Emergency Response
In partnership with Business for South Africa, local and provincial authorities and various community based organisations (CBOs), the National Business Initiative has implemented a nationwide emergency water response to combat the coronavirus, focused on supporting effective hand washing in dense informal settlements.
This NBI’s COVID-19 water emergency response focuses on three main technologies:
- A foot operated public handwashing facility, for use at communal sites such as taxi ranks, schools, informal settlements and clinics
- A foot operated communal standpipe, for use in rural areas and informal settlements where large numbers of people collect water communally
- An affordable in-house handwashing unit for use informal settlements