Safe Water Arrives at Five New Schools in China
The schools join 10 others as part of Honeywell Hometown Solutions' drive to equip China's rural schools with clean drinking water.
October 03, 2018
Students and teachers cheered as safe drinking water flowed for the first time at Dunhuang Qili Township Middle School in rural north central China. Built by the China Environmental Protection Foundation (CEPF), the school’s Streams Action-Honeywell Safe Drinking Classroom programis one of five new schools to be equipped with water purifier devices, bringing the total to 15 schools benefitting from this project since 2016. As part ofthe program, water analysis and treatment experts will provide technical support to ensure each school’s long-term water safety.
Sponsored by Honeywell Hometown Solutions, nearly 10,000 students and teachers nowhave access to clean water in classrooms across the country.
“While all children areentitled to a beautiful and safe environment, the ability to provide that requires public care and action,” said Xu Guang, Secretary-General of CEPF. “With Honeywell, we are actively helping to protect children from contaminants in unsafe water.”
According to the 2017 State of Ecology and Environment Report released by the Ministry ofEcology and Environment of China, the proportion of groundwater stations with “bad” and “very bad” quality rose from 60 percent to nearly 67 percent year-over-year.
In addition to the Safe Drinking Classrooms, Honeywell built its first water treatment and monitoring lab in China, which focuses on water quality analysis, sensor and treatment technologies.