The “Project 24” week of action sees water filtration systems deployed in Cambodia, India, Mexico, Philippines, and Vietnam
PHOENIX, March 22, 2021 / CNW / – Planet Water Foundation, a leading non-profit organization in the fight against water poverty, announces the completion of Project 24, its initiative to change the lives of communities without access to safe drinking water.
With the support of its partner companies, Planet Water successfully deployed 19 projects providing access to clean and safe drinking water for up to 34,200 people in five countries. Beneficiary communities each received an AquaTower community water filtration system, which removes viruses, bacteria, protozoa and other contaminants, and meets the daily drinking water needs of up to 1,800 people. Each tower includes an integrated hand washing station with three liquid soap dispensers and six water access points to make hand washing convenient and frequently practiced.
This is the seventh year of Project 24, and this year, Planet Water has stepped up its support to communities by integrating AquaSan, the organization’s new surface disinfection system that provides disinfection capabilities to World Health Organization standards, into its projects . All beneficiary communities also received Planet Water’s hygiene education program which teaches healthy hygiene habits to children and caregivers to create behavior change and knowledge about water health and hygiene.
“The past year has been particularly difficult due to Covid-19, but we continue to have a much needed impact in the communities where we operate thanks to the support of our donor partners,” said Mark Steele, CEO and Founder of Planet Water Foundation. “We have adapted our solutions to have an even greater impact this year, with all beneficiary schools receiving one year of hand soap and additional teaching materials to reflect the increased importance of good handwashing. “
Project 24 is only the beginning of Planet Water’s commitment to these communities. As with all projects, Planet Water will conduct sustainability visits over a four-year period to ensure all systems are functioning as intended and properly maintained.
This year’s Project 24 supporters include Xylem, Electrolux, Watts Water Technologies, Inc., NortonLifeLock, Hung Yen Knitting & Dyeing Co. Ltd., BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Ludacka Wealth Partners, Freudenberg, Hilton Effect Foundation , Ingersoll Rand, Capital One and Expedia.
About the Planète Eau Foundation
Planet Water Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on bringing clean water to the world’s poorest communities through the installation of community-based water filtration systems and the roll-out of water education programs. hygiene. Planet Water Foundation projects focus on children, schools and rural / peri-urban communities across Asia and Latin America. Since 2009, Planet Water has deployed more than 1,500 projects that provide access to drinking water to more than two million people in 15 countries. For more information visit www.planet-eau.org.
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Clean and safe drinking water from an AquaTower
The AquaTower produces clean, safe drinking water to meet the drinking water needs of up to 1,800 people.
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