Conclusion of Pushkina Secondary School Water Filter Project – Ukraine

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Bryna Bettis.

To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was to improve the quality of the drinking water by installing a 5-stage reverse osmosis water filter.

Bryna reports:

Pushkina Secondary School has completed their water project and as a result, they now have clean, delicious, odor-free drinking water for everyone who enters the building.

After ordering and purchasing necessary materials from the nearby town, the school maintenance workers installed the new filter and a new sink basin. They then made all necessary electrical and plumbing connections to supply this water to the two nearby basins, outfitted with drinking fountains for easy and comfortable access to drinking water. They also installed and connected a spigot in the kitchen for use in cooking. Finally, they built a protective box around the filter, complete with a lock to prevent tampering from curious children.

The director of the school and the village mayor are thrilled with the results and impressed that the filter was able to completely eliminate the poor color, taste and smell of the water. The school cooks also reported improved quality in the food available to children and staff as a result of the filter.

Thank you so much for your support in this project!

We are grateful to Bryna for completing this project, and again extend our thanks to the Paul Bechtner Foundation for providing the funding.