As Part of World Water Day, Planet Water Foundation and Its Donor Partners Commit to Community Water System Installations in 7 Countries
Project 24 program will provide 31 community drinking water system installations in schools located across Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Mexico, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 19, 2020 (Newswire.com) - Planet Water Foundation, a leading non-profit organization that addresses global water poverty by providing clean water access and hygiene education programs, along with global brands and organizations that are sponsoring Project 24, are committed to providing 31 AquaTower community water filtration systems across seven countries as they take action against water poverty in alignment with World Water Day.
Planet Water will deploy AquaTower water filtration systems and Water-Health and Hygiene Education Programs through the support of donor partners that include; Starbucks Foundation, Xylem, Inc., Cambodia Beverage Company (Coca-Cola), Freudenberg, Metito, NortonLifeLock, Columbia Sportswear, BD (Becton Dickinson), Watts Water Technologies, Electrolux, SWM International and Hung Yen Knitting and Dyeing Co.
According to the UN, nearly one billion people worldwide do not have access to potable water, and 40 percent of people worldwide do not have a basic handwashing facility with soap and water at home. Planet Water Foundation addresses these issues with its community-based AquaTower water filtration system that removes viruses, bacteria, protozoa and other contaminants, and meets the daily drinking water requirement of up to 1,800 people. Systems include three liquid soap dispensers at six points of water access to make handwashing convenient and more frequently practiced.
“In our sixth year of Project 24, we are honored to be in a position to deploy a record number of community water filtration systems,” said Mark Steele, Founder and CEO of Planet Water Foundation. “Our success is a reflection of the commitment of our sponsors who advocate for our mission to abolish global water poverty.”
Project 24 systems will be deployed during the next quarter as schools reopen after precautionary COVID-19 closures.
About Planet Water Foundation
Planet Water Foundation is a non-profit focused on bringing clean water to the world's most impoverished communities through the installation of community-based water filtration systems and the deployment of hygiene education programs. Planet Water Foundation projects are focused on children, schools, and rural/peri-urban communities across Asia and Latin America. Since 2009, Planet Water has deployed more than 1,300 projects that provide water access to more than one million people across 15 countries through strategic partnerships with organizations such as Xylem, Inc. Coca-Cola, Columbia Sportswear, Starbucks, JPMorgan Chase, Marriott International, Expedia, Electrolux, and Watts Water Technologies, among others. For more information, visit us at www.planet-water.org.
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