Watts Employees and Customers Build “AquaTowers” at two schools in Sa Kaeo
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 16, 2019
Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: WTS) – a leading global manufacturer of plumbing, heating, and water quality products and solutions – recently funded and helped install two water filtration systems that provide clean drinking water for children and families in Sa Kaeo, Thailand.
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Watts employees, customers and Planet Water recently built two “AquaTowers” at two schools in Sa Kaeo that collectively provide 2,000 people with 20,000 liters of clean water daily. (Photo: Business Wire)
Through its partnership with Planet Water Foundation, a U.S.-based non-profit organization that works to bring clean water to the world’s most impoverished communities, Watts employees and five of its customers built “AquaTowers” at two schools inside the Sa Kaeo province. The towers remove harmful particles, bacteria and viruses, providing 1,000 people with 10,000 liters of clean water per unit daily.
“We are proud to put our talent and resources behind Planet Water’s effort to abolish global water poverty one community at a time,” said Robert J. Pagano, Jr., CEO and President of Watts.
Watts employees from its North Andover, MA, USA, Shanghai, China and Seoul, Korea offices worked with volunteers from Thailand-based ITP Power to help erect the towers at the Bann Song Kae and Bann Wang Dang primary schools.
Watts first joined forces with Planet Water in 2016. Since that time, the organizations have brought clean water to 15,000 people in Cambodia, China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Puerto Rico.
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. The company employs 4,800 people across 24 countries. For more information, visit www.watts.com
About Planet Water Foundation
Planet Water Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on bringing clean water to the world’s most impoverished communities through the installation of community-based water filtration systems (AquaTowers) and the deployment of hygiene education programs. Planet Water Foundation projects are focused on children, schools, and rural/peri-urban communities across Asia and Latin America. Since 2009, Planet Water has deployed nearly 1,300 projects that provide clean water access to more than one million people across 14 countries through strategic partnerships with organizations such as Xylem, Coca-Cola, Columbia Sportswear, Expedia, Starbucks, and Watts Water Technologies, among others. For more information, visit us at www.planet-water.org.
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