Patrons of Bellingen Markets will be aware of the Rotary stall that sells bottled water.
The proceeds go towards a project to supply clean water to a community where contaminated water is a major cause of disease.
This undertaking on the local level is part of a focus on the provision of clean water by Rotary International in many developing countries.
The particular project supported by Bellingen Rotary is the supply of a water purifying device known as a Skyhydrant, the basis of which is a special membrane that is so effective that it filters out bacteria as well as solids.
Being gravity-fed, the device does not need electric power, and is simple to install and maintain, making it suitable for use in remote villages. Many are now in use, either as fixtures or in disaster areas.
The Skyhydrant paid for by Bellingen Club, supplemented by a grant from the Rotary District organisation, is currently ready for shipment to a school in an outlying area of Bhutan.
Rotary sincerely thanks the people who have donated to this life saving effort.