Chlorination devices distributed in Africa | Infrastructure news

The Mount Pleasant-based organisation, Water Our Thirsty World, has been quite busy over the last couple of months.

Water Our Thirsty World is focused on delivering chlorination systems to countries that lie in the ’10/40 Window’, which refers to a rectangular area of North Africa, the Middle East and Asia, which lies between 10 degrees and 40 degrees north latitude. The 10/40 Window is home to 3.1 billion people and the majority of the world’s poor.

After the second annual Water Walk in April 2012, six chlorination devices were deployed to Rwanda in Africa in May. In June, two more were taken to Nigeria, and two were delivered to Cameroon. A total of 12 chlorination devices were sent to Zambia in Africa in July, and Water Our Thirsty World director Marcia Baldridge went with the units to train the locals in its operation.

“We are supplying chlorine to one of the government schools known as Twapia Upper Basic School. The school has 1 194 children who have no access to treated water,” Baldridge said. Baldridge said 40 more chlorine systems are bound for Ethiopia on 5 August.

“We would like to thank southeastern Iowa residents for their support over these past two years. It is only through their generosity and giving that these water devices are able to be produced locally and deployed globally,” she said.

More chlorination devices are being built for a trip to India and Nepal later this year.


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