CENTENNIAL ROTARY'S WATER RICO PROJECT
 
In September, the Rotary Clubs of Centennial, Colorado and Moca, Puerto Rico built 1,200 water filters for survivors of Hurricane Maria in Moca, Puerto Rico. To qualify as a beneficiary applicants must be at or below the poverty line as well as either elderly, disabled or families with two or more children. In addition, applicants must take a seminar on how to properly use and maintain the filters a well as instruction on hygiene and disease prevention. 
Known as the Rotary WaterRico Project, it was funded by eight Rotary clubs from Rotary District 5450 in Colorado, a matching grant from Rotary District 5450, a Rotary Foundation Global grant and a generous gift from the Murray Fund. Volunteers from Centennial, Moca and Aguada teamed up to assemble the filters. 
 
In addition to supplying 9% of the city of Moca with clean water, the WaterRico Project hopes to reduce the use of plastic water bottles as a way to strive for a healthier ecological environment in Puerto Rico. For more information and to view our photo album go to:  WaterRico.com
 
You can also contact us at: Marc Garfinkel thevonce50@hotmail.com or John Peterson n2trout@me.com