Safe, Clean Drinking Water For All
Through sales of Yaru Water and vital donations, the Yaru Foundation has been able to install its first water filtration project in the Aboriginal community of Pandanus Park, 140 kilometres east of Broome in the WA Kimberley region.
The filtration system will provide over 5000 litres of safe, clean, drinking water every single day, to a community who has been unable to consume it’s tap water for some time due to contamination.
In 2016 the Yaru Foundation approached the WA Housing Division offering to establish partnerships with remote Aboriginal communities that would improve their access to quality drinking water.
Negotiations with the community have been critical to establishing trust and finalising the formal agreement to install the filtration system. Community members will maintain an active role in the running of the plant and day-to-day usage.
Shaun Martin of Yaru Water said:
“Our expectations of a successful outcome with the water filtration plant, affectionately called the ‘Rock-Hole’ have been surpassed. It is wonderful to engage with an Aboriginal community and have the support of Government to bring improved drinking water to a community, with a sustainable and united approach. The Yaru Foundation wants to deliver more projects like this, and looks forward to working with more communities and all levels of government. These projects enable us as a business to operate with a meaningful purpose. Our ‘more than water’ ethos means exactly that, to both us as a business and more importantly, to the communities we work with.”
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