Yes its safe to drink water from the Bridgewater Canal, as long as it has passed through a Rotary Aquabox Filter! Fortunately we have clean water in our taps, but that luxury soon disappears when there is a major flood, hurricane or earthquake.
Disasters seem to be happening more and more around the world and to show how the International Rotary organisation responds, the Rotary Club of Leigh showcased AQUABOX and SHELTERBOX at the Spinning Gate shopping centre in Leigh. Particular interest was generated by the demonstration of how canal water is made drinkable by using a small filter, which can turn dirty water into pure, tasteless, drinkable water, without the need for chemicals.
Using donations from the generous public at the Spinning Gate display, the Rotary Club of Leigh has funded an Aquabox and a Shelterbox. These are stored in locations around the world, ready for urgent use, so the contributions will fill gaps left by boxes that have just been used to help people caught up in the Bahamas and Nepal disasters.
If any club would like a speaker to come to their meeting to hear more about the above organisations, Barrie Coates who is the representative for Aquabox and Shelterbox would be pleased to hear from you on 07836 340735.
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