First Round of Household Arsenic Remediation Filters for San Juan, Tipitapa, Nicaragua
At the end of April, 2017 a team of the Grand Rapids Rotarians whose club had supplied funding for the first 110 ACI Arsenic Household Filters (ACI As HHFs) to be built in an area of San Juan, Tipitapa, Nicaragua, came down to perform the initial installations. All 110 filters were prepared, and the first 29 were implemented into homes.
San Juan, Tipitapa has been dealing with natural arsenic contamination from the well. This problem in the area was found by World Vision, who plans to fit all 200+ homes of the town eventually with arsenic remediation filters. ACI has fit this role, and the remaining filters will be installed through out these next few months as village members become more informed of arsenic and its implications.