Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
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SOURCE Safe Water Team-Kenya
GURNEE, Ill., March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Life depends on water. Health depends on safe, clean water. In most places on the planet, this basic building block for life is taken for granted – open the tap and there it is. However, in 2013, many countries still lack ready access to safe, clean water.
Chicagoan Don Arnold, a 50-year veteran of the U.S. plumbing industry, is striving to change that unhappy reality for families in East Africa. Utilizing "slow-sand filtration," a basic technology more than 200 years old, Arnold is working with Safe Water Team-Kenya (SWT-K), a subsidiary of the Michigan nonprofit Safe Water Team, Inc., to introduce BioSand water filtration units in villages throughout that country. SWT-K recently shipped 2,250 of these filters to its new distribution center that opened last year in western Kenya.
Arnold's professional journey – from developing modern plumbing technologies for Western manufacturers to meeting the basic water needs of the poor in Africa – began during this first visit to Kenya and Uganda in 2008. "I was struck by the appalling kinds of water most people are forced to use there," recalls Arnold.
Motivated to find a practical water-filtration solution that required minimal upkeep, Arnold landed on the BioSand filter, a point-of-use iteration of a technology that has been around since the 1800s. He subsequently joined forces with the Triple Quest division of Cascade Engineering, the supplier and licensee of a BioSand filtration unit that is marketed under the Hydraid brand name. About the size of a tall waste basket, the simple system can filter as many as 75 gallons of potable water a day.
"Using just common sand and gravel as the filtering media, a naturally-forming biological layer typically destroys more than 90% of the bacteria and viruses in the water, as well as all the parasites. In simple terms, 'the good guys eat the bad guys,'" explains Arnold.
The Safe Water Team is a Michigan 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to connecting organizations concerned with the growing dangers surrounding safe drinking water and sanitation issues around the world with communities in need. For more information, visit www.safewaterteam.org.