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Florida Rotary District 6960 To Provide Mobile Water Purification Equipment To Haiti
Written by Kenn Visser   
Wednesday, 19 January 2011 00:00

Cape Coral, Florida — In collaboration with Water One World Solutions (WOWS) of Fort Myers, Florida and Change For Tomorrow, a Southwest Florida Haitian community organization, Rotary District 6960 will donate a solar powered, mobile, water purification wagon to an orphanage in Haiti. The mobile water purification wagon is the first of a number of these units that Rotary District 6960 intends to send to Haiti to assist in preventing the spread of cholera and other water borne diseases.

The mobile purification wagons are self-contained, lightweight, easy to move, water purification systems capable of producing a continuous supply of safe, clean drinking water from contaminated or questionable water sources within minutes of arrival. The wagons, manufactured in Ft. Myers, Florida by Water One, Inc., utilize ViroBacTM, the Company's proprietary media that disinfects water on contact, killing >99.99% of bacteria and viruses, including cholera. "This is truly a Florida grown project that is in alignment with our mission of Building Communities and Bridging Continents," said Don Thomas, Governor of Rotary District 6960. "The concept to bring this unique and effective equipment to Haiti originated with the Englewood, Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary and we shaped the program to be consistent with our compassion for helping in Haiti and Rotary International's commitment to providing safe, clean drinking water to those in need worldwide".

The mobile purification wagon that is bound for Haiti will be demonstrated for Rotarians and invited guests at the Cape Coral, Goldcoast Rotary meeting that will be held at Gulf Coast Village Auditorium beginning 11:45 a.m. on Friday, January 21, 2011.

About Rotary District 6960 Rotary International District 6960 covers eight counties in Florida that include Collier, Lee, Hendry, Charlotte, Glades, Sarasota, Desoto, and Manatee Counties. District 6960 is part or Rotary Zone 34 that includes all eight Rotary Districts in Florida and Caribbean countries including Haiti. About Water One World Solutions Water One World Solutions is closely affiliated with Water One, Inc. the company that manufactures a full range of portable purifiers and mobile water purification systems in Florida. Since 1969, Water One, Inc. and its sister company Calco, Ltd. have been leaders in water treatment, developing and designing systems that make water from any source right for every use. Water One World Solutions is committed to building partnerships and alliances that address the global drinking water crisis.