P-3882

Germ-Free Water Safety Systems

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Financing

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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Laughlin, Nevada

Total Budget: $4,950

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Maternal and child health

Activity Type: Health: Disease

Summary: Installation of Touchless Water Bottle Filling Stations throughout the Laughlin Community


This project will broaden disease prevention efforts, during and after the current COVID-19 Pandemic, by providing a filtered hygienic, fast and environmentally friendly way to fill empty water bottles. Referred to as "Touchless Water Bottle Filling Stations," these units have a hands-free and rapid filling technology which makes filling a water bottle three times faster and safer than a drinking fountain.

This eliminates children (and us adults) from touching the handles on conventional drinking fountains or worst yet, making contact with the metal parts disbursing the water with mouth or other body parts. These "filling stations" will be distributed throughout schools, community centers, library and other public gathering places along with a supply of filters.

In many cases, the units can be retrofitted over the top of existing drinking fountains.

Because of demand and shipping issues, this project will take most of the coming year with the help of all club members to coordinate with key personnel at the various facilities which are all very excited about the opportunity to have them in their facilities. And, they have offered up their maintenance personnel for installation. Rotary Club Members will help with distribution and installation when necessary.

A key benefit of filtered water bottle filling stations is their ability to provide SAFE drinking water. The filters remove as much as 99.3% of lead from drinking water. Taste is also a significant factor by removing chlorine and particulate, making it taste crisp and clean. Access to clean water can lead to reduced obesity and greater energy when avoiding those tempting vending machines. Eighty percent of plastic bottles end up in the dump while touchless, filtered water systems encourage the use of metal containers. The University of Maryland estimates having saved 2,933,087 plastic water bottles from disposal.

Project Contact Person

District: 5495

Rotary Club of: Laughlin

Primary Contact: Mike Conner

Email: icoa@suddenlink.net

Project Status

Paid
This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Laughlin (5495)

26-May-21

$2,450

$2,500

$4,950

Total

$2,450

$2,500

$4,950

Project Supporting Documents


[28-May-21]
MOU 2021-22


[28-May-21]
Six Reasons Why:

 

Project Photos

History Log Entries

26-May-21

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

27-May-21

by Rebecca Wilks

Initial Project Review: (1) Please submit the MOU, found on the district website. (2) Our records show that your club has not met the training requirement. If this is a clerical error, please discuss with Tom McLarty, tomm54@frontiernet.net. Please note that the deadline for complete applications is May 31.

28-May-21

by Mike Conner

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

28-May-21

by Mike Conner

System Entry: Project signed by Mike Conner.

29-May-21

by Rebecca Wilks

Sorry for the inconvenience: you'll have to sign the project again as you did not include me as a signer.

29-May-21

by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Signature Process cancelled by user.

29-May-21

by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

29-May-21

by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Project signed by Rebecca Wilks.

29-May-21

by Mike Conner

System Entry: Project signed by Mike Conner.

7-Jun-21

by Rebecca Wilks

Charlie doesn't need to sign the application. Don't worry; he'll see it when the committee meets June 19. You don't need to do anything until then. Thanks.

7-Jun-21

by Mike Conner

System Entry: Project reverted to "Submitted" - Charlie Tegarden added to the list of signatories.

19-Jun-21

by Rebecca Wilks

Congratulations. Your project has been approved. You will receive the funds by electronic transfer in about two weeks.

19-Jun-21

by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

3-Aug-21

by Rebecca Wilks

I'm so sorry for the inconvenience, but (though the "block" district grant has been approved) The Rotary Foundation has not yet released the funds. It's frustrating when things like this are out of our hands, but we hope to be sending money to the clubs very soon. Thanks for your patience.

3-Aug-21

by Rebecca Wilks

I'm so sorry for the inconvenience, but (though the "block" district grant has been approved) The Rotary Foundation has not yet released the funds. It's frustrating when things like this are out of our hands, but we hope to be sending money to the clubs very soon. Thanks for your patience.

29-Aug-21

by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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