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Clean Water for Bangladesh

$440 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 28 months
Deborah Deal
on behalf of IX Power Foundation
 GOLDEN, CO
Photo above from news source the Daily Mail.  For full story, click here.

Clean Water for Bangladesh is a campaign of the 501(c)(3) non-profit IX Power Foundation  to raise funds to send water cleaning machines to Bangladesh.
Why the urgency to help Bangladesh?

Water is the most basic commodity needed for life, yet today 20 million people in parts of Bangladesh are trying to survive on arsenic-laced water - and they are dying a slow, horrible death because of it. 

Latest estimates suggest 43,000 people in Bangladesh die each year from arsenic-related diseases. These include skin lesions, cancers, and cardiovascular and lung illnesses.

Some, are not dying so slowly.  In parts of Bangladesh where the textile industry is embedded, people work in chemical-laden environments where they wade and immerse themselves in a hellish cockail of deadly soup.

We want to help!  And, we need YOUR help

We are starting with the relatively small goal of sending two drinking water treatment systems to Bangladesh. Each system can clean enough water for 1,500 to 3,000 people per day.

Upon successful installation of these first two systems, we will begin another phase of the campaign to build an additional 18 systems for Bangladesh.  Once the original 20 are successfully installed, we will endeavor to send even more systems.  

We are obtaining the systems at a reduced, "at cost" price of $12,500 for each system.  The normal capital equipment cost of each system is $18,628.

Each system can process approximately 90,000 gallons per day; with the installation of one system, a village with 3,409 people could be supplied with clean, arsenic-free water.

The installation of 20 water cleaning systems would allow 68,180 people to have clean, toxin-free water that is safe to drink, cook with, and bathe in. 

A discussion on how much water a person needs per day can be found at www.ixpowerfoundation.org. This campaign's goal today is to provide 100 liters per day (26.42 gallons) per person.

The Foundation is working with AOSED  for deployment of the water treatment systems in Bangladesh.  AOSED is our partner to ensure local residents are also able to properly utilize and maintain the systems.  

To learn about the situation in Bangladesh, we suggest you visit the following news sites for videos and stories:

VICE NEWS - Largest mass arsenic poisoning in history is in Bangladesh

VICE NEWS video - Poisoning in Bangladesh

Oman Medical Journal - Arsenic Poisoning in Bangladesh


U.S. News & World Report -20 million Bangladeshis are still being poisoned by arsenic-tainted groundwater 


Human Rights Watch - 20 million drink arsenic-laced water  



New York Times - Bangladesh Pollution Told in Colors & Smells  

Daily Mail -  Inside the horrific unregulated sweatshops of Bangladesh   (The photo above reveals factories sitting in their own garbage and toxic waste. People live in these factories and in this dangerous pollution.  In addition, many Bangladesh communities suffer from naturally-occuring arsenic contamination of their water sources.) 


Specifications of the IX Water Blü water treatment systems that we wish to send:

1.   The systems remove over 99% of contaminants (e.g., arsenate, hexavalent chromium, selenate).

2.   They easily fit into existing water treatment system for removing particles and biologics. (If there is no existing water treatment system already present in the community, we will have to provide additional equipment to set up a complete system.)  

3.  They are easy to operate and maintain with minimal instruction.

4.  The technology for the systems is new and is much more effective and efficient than other previously available systems for removing arsenic and other toxins.  The technology was created by a team of scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory, the University of Texas, and New Mexico Tech.

 5.  The IX Water Blü systems we propose sending to Bangladesh has no reject water, unlike reverse osmosis systems, which rejects as much as 90% of the water processed and must be discharged to a sewer system, increasing cost and load on the environment.

6.  Another point about the systems we wish to send: The media in the treatment systems is highly durable. Other adsorption media is fragile and requires expensive steam for regeneration. Ion exchange media requires messy on-site backwashing.  

7. The systems are also modular and can be easily configured to accomodate any flow level.

8.  The systems don't utilize costly additives, and unlike biological degradation and flocculation systems, treat water in real-time.

For more information, on the IX Water Blü systems that will be deployed to Bangladesh, review the first two brochures on this page.

To make a donation of $200 or more, or for more information about collaboration opportunities with the "Clean Water for Bangladesh" initiative, or for other possible campaigns to provide clean water for those in need, please email Deborah Deal or call the IX Power Foundation office in Colorado at 303-277-9520.
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Thank you all for contributing! We are working diligently to get a large sum in soon to kick off getting the first two units sent to Bangladesh. Hopefully, that will be early in the first of the year.
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I'm sorry we've been having technical difficulties, but the problem is resolved now. If you've tried to donate in the past and weren't able to, please try again now.

THANKS SO MUCH!
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Special thanks to my best friend from 5th grade, Edda Roberts for her generous contribution today! Old friends are the best friends ...
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