Rural community with only one water tap received Hippo water rollers.
Bloem Water is a Water Board in South Africa that is responsible for providing water services to the Southern and central areas of the Free State province. Earlier in 2012, Bloem Water distributed 100 water rollers at the Moroto, Mariasdal, Long Ridge and Rakhoe Villages.
As a result Bloem Water received urgent requests from other villages for Hippo water rollers. The Rietfontein handover is in response to these requests.
The Rietfontein community came together and took ownership of one hundred new Hippo water rollers. Rietfontein is 90 km’s outside Bloemfontein in South Africa’s Free State province. For the last 20-30 years this community has had to rely on a single water point the their school as the ONLY source of safe drinking water. The new owners of Hippo water rollers are now able to carry almost 5 times more water every time they walk back home.
This was the second investment in Hippo water rollers by Bloem Water, the regional water authority for the central and southern regions of the Free State.
The CEO of Bloem Water, Dr. Bennie Malakoane, discovered the Hippo water roller in March 2012 at the World Water Forum in France. He was delighted to find this South African invention at an international exhibition.
The majority of houses in Bloem Water’s jurisdiction have rain water tanks, however it simply means nothing when there is no rain to fill those tanks.
Bloem Water identified the Hippo water roller as an appropriate technology that immediately improves access to water.
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