Clean Water for Years: For Pennies

No matter how advanced the water treatment systems in most cities might be, as we travel we often come across water that just tastes -ugh! But for the most part, we can be confident that the water is safe to drink.

db2Today 6,500 people will die because they lack clean water. 4,100 of them are children. While we may not be able to help them all, it makes a HUGE difference in the lives of the ones we are able to help. One group actively seeking and delivering solutions helping people with life’s most basis need. WATERisLIFE!  – See more 

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db1Far from the third world countries plagued by lack of clean water, WATERisLIFE collaborated with scientists at Carnegie Mellon and the University of Virginia to seek technology that could make a dramatic impact. The result is a revolutionary Drinkable Book, created by Dr. Theresa Dankovich. One book can provide a person clean drinking water for 4 years! Check out this short video demonstrating how the Drinkable Book  will have great impact in the developing world. (Full video below)

db4Important highlights about the book:

  • costs only cents to make
  • each filter can sustain a person for 30 days
  • each book contains enough filters to sustain a person for 4 years
  • bacteria count reduced by 99%, making previously contaminated water of equivalent quality to U.S. tap water
  • filters and kills waterborne diseases like cholera, typhoid and E. coli.

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