Aquabox is basically a portable reservoir, part of a water purification system. It consists of 2 sturdy plastic pails containing basic survival items and a water filtering system.
Disasters can occur anywhere and at anytime. Indeed, daily news reports would seem to indicate an increase in the number of floods, earthquakes, landslides, and other types of calamity. These events usually result in damage to or pollution of local water systems.
Aquabox enables victims of these catastrophes to temporarily purify polluted water, making it safe to drink.
In 2006 the Rotary Club of Stratford, Ontario, Canada adopted Aquabox as an official project. It is financed through contributions from Rotarians and the general public. Donations are made to the Rotary Club of Stratford Charitable Foundation, a Registered Canadian Charity, and receipts for Income Tax purposes are given for amounts over $20.00
The Aquabox project is administered and operated by Rotary volunteers with occasional help from their families and friends.
Since 2006 the Rotary Club of Stratford has provided, in co-operation with accredited on-site Aid Agencies, life saving Aquaboxes to victims of disasters in the Philippines, Bolivia, Cuba, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Peru, Senegal, Vanuatu, and Nepal enough to purify over 20 million litres of polluted water making it safe to drink.
It is estimated that 25,000 children die every day from drinking disease-carrying polluted water. Aquabox can change that!