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The Village Water Ozonation System (VWOS) team’s core mission is to provide economically sustainable and culturally sensitive drinking water solutions for communities, to empower them with the ability to properly maintain their drinking water supply, and to transform people’s lives by decreasing the occurrences of waterborne diseases. Currently, the VWOS team is partnering with Friends in Action to implement two drinking water treatment systems this summer for the community living on Rama Cay, an island in Nicaragua. The wells on the island have a high salt content and are contaminated with bacteria which makes the water unsafe to drink; therefore, these two systems consist of a Reverse Osmosis unit, a UV light and other filters to ensure clean water. VWOS is also partnering with Forward Edge International to serve Mama Beth's Children's Home in Kijabe, Kenya. Mama Beth's serves approximately 250 children every day but their water source is heavily contaminated with bacteria. VWOS is designing a chlorination system that will provide safe water for the students with plans to implement it in the summer of 2023.

Funding for this work provided by The Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research.

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Spring 2022


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