Rotary SkyHydrant projects across Timor Leste, an update from Duncan Hedditch.
Phillip Island and San Remo ~~ Nov 2023
Our club President, Rob Robertson, alongside the club's International Chair, Stevie O'Reilly, expressed profound gratitude to Duncan Hedditch for his comprehensive update regarding the installations of SkyHydrants in Timor-Leste.
SkyHydrant, a revolutionary water filtration system, has transformed access to clean drinking water, particularly in underserved regions such as Timor-Leste.
In Timor-Leste, where clean water accessibility posed a significant challenge, the introduction of SkyHydrant installations has been a game-changer. These innovative devices utilise advanced membrane filtration technology to efficiently eliminate contaminants and pathogens from water without relying on electricity. They are cost-effective, low-maintenance, and capable of purifying thousands of litres of water per day, making them an invaluable asset in remote communities.
Duncan has spearheaded significant Rotary SkyHydrant Projects throughout Timor-Leste, catalyzing transformative changes. Communities grappling with waterborne diseases now enjoy access to safe, clean drinking water, significantly enhancing health outcomes, especially for children, and elevating overall living conditions.
This initiative has facilitated safe drinking water access for over 18,000 students, eliminated the use of 30-50,000 plastic bottles daily, and eradicated the need for 13 tonnes of firewood (previously used for boiling water) per day. The Rotary Club of Phillip Island and San Remo takes immense pride in supporting this impactful project.