Tulsa Rotarians Aim To Help Get Clean Water To Nicaraguans

Saturday, November 17th 2007, 4:28 pm
By: News On 6

The Rotary Club of Tulsa is working to get clean water to one of the poorest countries in the world – Nicaragua.

Volunteers are loading an ocean container of drilling equipment bound for the country and some students from Bishop Kelley High School also helped out.

Once the supplies are packed, they will be shipped south where volunteers will assemble water drills. Each drill pumps about ten gallons of water a minute. Organizers say every drop has the potential to change the life of a child who may be forced to quit school to become a water carrier.

“You’re talking about communities,” said David Peterson of the Rotary Club of Tulsa. “Their houses are black plastic and sticks, dirt floors. You’re talking about the poorest of the poor in this world. It’s very disheartening to see but if we can help them just a little bit, water’s a big key to that.”

Drilling will get underway February of next year, when the rainy season is over.

To learn more, contact the Rotary Club of Tulsa at 616 S. Boston Ave, Suite 410 in Tulsa or call the Rotary club at 918-584-7652. Information is also available at these Web sites: www.tulsarotaryweb.com and www.ownawell.com

Watch the video: Rotarians Help With Well Water Needs