For more than 50 years, the Lighthouse Eye Clinic has served people in East Africa by offering excellent treatment for many kinds of eye diseases. Yearly more than 25,000 patients are treated. But lately the water situation became challenging, the public grid does not deliver sufficient water any more in the fast growing city of Mombasa. 

The clinic’s own well only delivers salty water, not suitable for drinking. To tackle the worsening situation, Moerk Water set up a desalination plant at the clinic, delivering 2,000 litres of safe drinking water per day to meet the demands of drinking water for staff and patients as well as cleaning purposes of sensitive laboratory equipment. All staff of the hospital as well as the patients were very delighted about the great drinking water quality. Thank you very much for your contribution, said  MacDonald Sabwa from the Lighthouse Eye Centre.

A technician from the clinic was trained during the unit installation. He is now in charge of the unit to allow its smooth operation and Moerk Water sends out a maintenance technician whenever required.

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Date: February 2015

Location: Eye Clinic of Mombasa, Kenya

Project Outcome

  • 2,000 litres of safe drinking water per day

  • Safe water supply for staff, patients and for cleaning requirements. 


Desalination Unit for “Lighthouse Eye Centre” Mombasa | Kenya