Posted February 13, 2018 06:03:51Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen has unveiled his government’s plan to eliminate drinking water shortages in Finland by 2040, as he seeks to build on his countrys successes in eliminating water shortages caused by climate change.
“The water crisis in Finland will end with a clean Finland,” Mr. Katainesaid during a press conference in Helsinki.
He announced plans to introduce water purifiers in all Finnish homes by 2041.
The purifiers would be capable of capturing about 95 per cent of the contaminants in the water.
It would be up to households to opt for a purified water supply, and to ensure they use the correct amount of water for each use.
Finns water purifying program was created in the aftermath of Finland’s worst drought in more than a century in 2010.
Sweden’s new water purging scheme, which is expected to be launched later this year, will allow households to switch to using purified water.
Sweden, which has had one of the lowest water shortages of any Nordic country, has the world’s fourth-largest population, and the fifth-largest water supply.
Swedes water purificators are equipped with sensors and filters that can monitor their surroundings.
More than 6,000 water purify systems were installed in Finland between January and March, and an additional 1,500 were tested.