Story excerpt provided by Journal-News.
Written by Mike Rutledge.
As the second class of Pipeline H2O gets ready to convene in Hamilton and Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood starting next month, at least one organization from the original class has been helping disaster-plagued areas like parts of Florida hit by Hurricane Irma and storm-devastated Puerto Rico.
WaterStep, a non-profit based in Louisville, Ky., has created what it calls a WOW — Water on Wheels — unit. A WOW unit is similar in size to a hotel-room cleaning cart and cleanses water in the developing world and other areas after disasters.
A for-profit company owned by WaterStep sells the machines, providing money for WaterStep’s charitable efforts of to serve clean water in the developing world.
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Originally published 1/21/18.