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Aquascape volunteers in the Dominican Republic

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The company's foundation installed RainXchange Rainwater Harvesting System at FilterPure Filters.

| March 22, 2013

ST. CHARLES, Ill. – A team of Aquascape Foundation volunteers installed a 15,000 gallon rainwater harvesting system in the Dominican Republic at FilterPure Filters, a non profit organization committed to providing safe drinking water to at-risk populations of the developing world. The captured and stored rainwater will be used to aid production of FilterPure’s ceramic water filtration device that is distributed throughout the region.

The newly installed RainXchange System captures and stores rainwater from the roof of FilterPure’s plant in a subsurface reservoir where it can be accessed for aid in production of the filters that are made from local red clay, sawdust, and colloidal silver. Additionally, the water is available to the community for use in daily needs such as washing and showering. Ed Beaulieu, director of contractor development and field research for Aquascape, designed the system for the plant and led the construction process during the week of February 18, 2013.

“Installing the RainXchange System for Lisa Ballantine’s FilterPure Filter’s organization was truly rewarding,” said Carla Wittstock, president of the Aquascape Foundation. “Lisa was an inspiration to me and motivated me to start the Aquascape Foundation. I’m so grateful to our group of volunteers who helped with this project and made it possible to increase production of the water purifying filters.”

For more information on the Aquascape Foundation and its mission, log onto www.aquascapefoundation.org.
 

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