Fresh Water Requested

The Honduran government has asked Charleston, South Carolina-based Water Missions International to provide 10 water treatment systems to help flood victims in Honduras.

The nonprofit said the filtration units use 275-gallon tanks in steel cages that can be taken to remote areas in pickup trucks. They include generators that operate pumps to purify water from ponds or streams. The systems can purify a total of 100,000 gallons of water a day.

The equipment was requested as the Central American country struggles with flooding caused by two weeks of heavy rain. At least 29 people have died and 14 are missing.

Water Missions was founded seven years ago. In recent years its water purification units have been used in places that never had clean water as well as in areas hit by disasters.

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