Rotary project helps provide clean drinking water to poor communities

Rotary District 9350’s SafeWater Project aims to offer communities that are impacted by lack of clean drinkable water, access to safe drinking water by providing them with Community LifeStraws, water filters that remove 99.9% of all water borne germs.

Dr Tony Davidson, co-ordinator of the Rotary SafeWater project says the water filters are well constructed and can last between 3-5 years.

An individual would go and collect their water and return to their home. They would pour the water into the filter and will be able to drink the water immediately thereafter

Dr Tony Davidson, co-ordinator of the Rotary SafeWater project

There is no power , no electricity. It works on the basis of a bit of gravity and they are incredibly effective in poor communities

Dr Tony Davidson, co-ordinator of the Rotary SafeWater project

Dirty water kills more children that AIDS and malaria combined, says Dr Davidson.

Dr Davidson says they have partnered with Woolworths to sell RELATE bracelets that costs R39.95. They use the money to buy the water filters.

He says they did calculations and found that the purchase of one bracelet will provide a household with 1600 litres of clean and safe water which is enough to last them for 100 days.

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