David A. Conway, President and Chief Executive Officer of WaterChef, Inc. announced that several charities are pursuing initiatives that would fund the purchase of WaterChef's Pure-Safe Water Station. The PureSafe systems will be installed in locations in Africa, Latin America and elsewhere to provide healthy drinking water for populations whose health is impacted by contaminated water. In this regard WaterChef is in discussions with the Blue Planet Run Foundation of San Francisco, the Rigoberta Menchu Tum Foundation of Guatemala and Mexico, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tegucigala, Honduras, and White Cross Partners of Raynham, Massachusetts.
The Rigoberta Menchu Tum Foundation is named for the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, who works through her foundation to call to attention and alleviate the poverty and oppression of the indigenous population in Mexico and Latin America. The Blue Planet Run Foundation is a recently formed charity dedicated to the improvement of the environment through education and technology. White Cross Partners has donated units to the Bishop of Tegucigala, and will be working with Catholic Relief Agencies in improving health and the quality of life in areas where missionary work is being done.
Each of these charities is focusing on the need to provide clean drinking water to people throughout the world to halt the spread of infectious water-borne diseases such as cholera and dysentery, and to improve general health and well-being. They have concluded that WaterChef's PureSafe Water Station will be an important component for programs they will undertake in many areas of the world to address these problems, and they are each in the process of putting financing plans together to achieve these ends.
Michael Whitty, the incorporator of White Cross Partners, recently expressed the sentiment for each of the charities after a combined meeting to discuss their progress in this respect: "We have looked at a number of different technologies, but nothing else compares to the PureSafe Water Station in terms of its throughput, the wide range of water contamination problems it can solve, and its low cost of operation. The fact that it uses no chemicals, generates no hazardous byproducts, and wastes no water made it an easy choice."
While WaterChef is confident that programs sponsored by these organizations will be forthcoming, there is no assurance that any PureSafe Water Station units will be purchased, or if purchased when these sales will be consummated.
The PureSafe Water Station is a self-contained, six-stage water purification system, which produces up to 10,000 gallons per day of clean, healthy drinking water from any water source. The PureSafe destroys all living pathogens and handles a broad range of organic and inorganic contaminants, all for less than a penny per gallon operating cost. The PureSafe is patented and trademarked in the United States, as well as in the European Union, China, Mexico, Japan and elsewhere.