NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: WTS) today announced its
sponsorship of a water filtration system at the Pantay Elementary School
in the village of Pantay Matanda, the Philippines, through the Planet
Water Foundation’s Project 24.
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Watts Sponsors Water Filtration Tower at Elementary School in the Philippines on World Water Day (Photo: Business Wire)
Project 24 is an effort to bring clean water to 24,000 people across
Cambodia, Colombia, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines on World Water
Day, March 22.
On World Water Day, Planet Water is erecting 24 "AquaTower" water
filtration systems in a 24-hour period. Each tower filters water to
remove bacteria, protozoa, viruses, pathogens, and other contaminants to
produce clean water for a community of approximately 1,000 people. This
"green" solution operates without power or the use of chemicals and can
be easily maintained.
The Pantay Elementary School and the Pantay Matanda village get their
water from the local water district, but the water is not potable.
Waterborne diseases are therefore common in the village - especially
among children under three years old.
According to Planet Water, 1 in 10 people globally lack access to clean
water, and 1 in 4 people use a drinking water source with fecal
contamination. The purpose of Planet Water's AquaTowers is to provide
small communities with easy access to clean water in an effort to save
“Our company is delighted to be a sponsor once again of the Planet Water
Foundation and Project 24,” said Robert J. Pagano, Jr., Chief Executive
Officer and President of Watts Water Technologies, Inc. “Our mission is
to improve comfort, safety, and quality of life for people around the
world through our expertise in water technologies. Central to this is
helping people access clean, safe water.”
About Watts Water Technologies
Watts Water Technologies, Inc., through its family of companies, is a
global manufacturer headquartered in the USA that provides one of the
broadest plumbing, heating, and water quality product lines in the
world. Watts Water companies and brands offer innovative plumbing,
heating, and water quality solutions for residential, commercial, and
industrial applications. For more information, visit www.wattswater.com.
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