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Water Missions International Ships Eleven Water Purification Systems for Hurricane Katrina Relief

Systems to Provide Safe Water for Hurricane Survivors in Rural Mississippi and Near New Orleans

Charleston, SC, September 05, 2005 --(PR.com)-- On Saturday, September 3, 2005, Water Missions International (WMI) shipped eleven Living Water™ Treatment Systems (LWTS™) for Hurricane Katrina Relief. Six systems will be set up in rural areas on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and five will be set up near New Orleans. Each system can provide enough clean, safe water for 4,000 people a day.

North Charleston, South Carolina-based freight company Bulldog Hiway Express donated the shipping of the systems.

A team of volunteers will depart soon to set up the systems. The team consists of technicians from Extol, Inc., a Zeeland, Michigan-based company that has partnered with WMI on several projects. Also on the team are wastewater engineers from Georgia and Kansas.

WMI plans to send at least ten more LWTS™ and at least six Reverse Osmosis units to the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

"Clean water is something we take for granted in the U.S.," said WMI Chief Executive Officer and co-founder George Greene, III, P.E., Ph.D. "But the people who survived Hurricane Katrina can’t take it for granted. Millions of people on the Gulf Coast don’t have safe water to drink. Two weeks ago it was unthinkable that people here could get sick or die from a lack of safe water, but that’s the situation now, and we’re doing everything we can to get water to the people who need it most."

In addition to accepting monetary donations, WMI is accepting donations of 1-2 gallon collapsible water containers, which will be used to distribute water from the LWTS™. Containers can be dropped off at or mailed to WMI’s production center, located at 2049 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC, 29407.

About Water Missions International:
Water Missions International is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, Christian engineering organization, providing clean-water and sanitation solutions in developing countries and disaster areas, without regard to political or religious association, age, or ethnicity. WMI has worked in 18 countries in partnership with churches, foundations, and civic groups, including Rotary International, United Methodist Committee on Relief, Samaritan’s Purse, International Aid, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, International Medical Health Organization, International Development & Relief Board, Adventist Development & Relief Agency, and Episcopal Relief & Development.

WMI is registered as a Private Voluntary Organization with the United States Agency for International Development and is also a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, an organization that monitors the financial activities of Christian nonprofit organizations and assists in developing and maintaining standards of accountability.

Tax-deductible donations can be sent to: Water Missions International, P.O. Box 31258, Charleston, SC 29417, or by credit card online at www.watermissions.org.

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Lelani Rowland