Watts Partners with Planet Water to Bring Clean Water to Those in Need in Cambodia
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 2, 2018--Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: WTS) – a leading global manufacturer of plumbing, heating, and water quality products and solutions – will fund and help install two water filtration systems to provide clean drinking water for children and families in need in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia.
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Children from Cambodia’s Svay Leu District celebrate on Oct. 1, 2018 after Watts Water Technologies and Planet Water built a water filtration tower that provides 1,000 people with 10,000 liters of clean water per unit daily. (Photo: Business Wire)
Through its partnership with Planet Water Foundation, a U.S.-based non-profit organization that works to bring clean water access to the world’s most disadvantaged communities, five Watts employees will build “AquaTowers” as part of Planet Water’s “Project 1000” initiative. The AquaTowers remove harmful particles, bacteria and viruses, providing 1,000 people with 10,000 liters of clean water per unit daily.
“We are proud to once again join forces with Planet Water to bolster the clean drinking water supply in Cambodia,” said Robert J. Pagano, Jr., CEO and President of Watts. “It’s also very exciting to participate in Project 1000, which will mark 1 million people served globally by Planet Water and its partners.”
Watts employees based in China, Korea, and New Zealand will help install AquaTowers at the Chan Hea Primary School and Sakada Primary School, which are located in Cambodia’s Svay Leu District.
Planet Water recently announced its Project 1000 initiative as it counts down to building its 1,000 th AquaTower since its inception in 2009. The 1,000 th AquaTower will be built in early October in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, the region where Planet Water deployed its very first projects.
Watts first joined forces with Planet Water in 2016. Since that time, the organizations have brought clean water to 11,000 people in Cambodia, China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, 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 in more than 50 offices across 24 countries. For more information, visit www.wattswater.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 1,000 projects that provide clean water access to one million people across 14 countries through strategic partnerships with organizations such as Xylem, JP Morgan, 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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