By the end of the year, the partnership will have provided safe water access to over 10,000 people.
Planet Water Foundation, a non-profit organisation that addresses global water poverty by providing clean water access and hygiene education programmes, and Hung Yen Knitting and Dyeing, an Italian textile manufacturer operating in Vietnam since 2008, have completed the deployment of their latest clean water project in Hung Yen province, Vietnam.
The project took place in a school in Văn Lâm, Hung Yen, with volunteers from Hung Yen Knitting and Dyeing supporting the Planet Water Foundation team in deploying an AquaTower community water filtration system which will provide the students and surrounding community members with access to clean, safe drinking water for many years to come.
Since the partnership began in 2020, Hung Yen Knitting and Dyeing has supported the deployment of four AquaTower systems. Each AquaTower system produces 1,000 litres of clean, safe drinking water per hour, enough to meet the drinking water requirements of up to 1,800 people and includes an integrated handwashing station with liquid soap dispensers.
Each project is deployed together with Planet Water’s hygiene education programme to help spread knowledge on healthy hygiene habits, and Planet Water’s AquaSan mobile surface disinfection system which helps sanitise the school environment.
Claudia Anselmi, general manager and director of Hung Yen Knitting and Dyeing, said: “Throughout the partnership with Planet Water Foundation, we are proud to see the results that our support has brought to the children in each school we have deployed projects in, giving access to clean and safe drinking water and making a positive impact to the families and the community surrounding the schools.”
Later this year, the two organisations will be deploying two additional AquaTower projects in Hung Yen province, further extending the impact of the partnership.
Mark Steele, founder and CEO of Planet Water, concluded: “By the end of this year, through our partnership, we will have brought access to clean, safe drinking water to up to 10,800 people and provided hygiene education to over 4,000 students and community members.”
Following the deployment of each AquaTower project, the Planet Water team will be conducting sustainability visits over the course of four years to ensure the long-term success of each project.