The unsanitary conditions contribute to people to contracting diseases such as cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, typhoid and guinea worm infection. WHO estimated that 2.5 million people died from diarrhoeal disease in 2008.
Each system can help provide clean water to about 1,000 people, Peter said.
The group worked to assemble the first 10 controllers. Brooks said he wasn’t sure if they finished all 10, but he said the kids at least came close.
“I really try to explain to (the youth group) that these are the first batch of controllers ever made,” Brooks said. “They’ll be sent out all over the world.
“They expressed their excitement of being a part of something bigger, something involved like that (and) realizing how far their involvement is going.”
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