29 Dec '14, 8am

Find out how #AFRICOM is working with Tanzania to provide clean water solutions in East Africa

Water is life. A source of clean water is essential to the survival of any community. Clean water is crucial to proper sanitation, hygiene and sustainment of life. Until recently, some communities across Tanzania lacked any reliable source of this essential element. Through U.S. Africa Command’s Humanitarian Assistance Program and support from Naval Facilities Command and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa country engineer, U.S. Navy Lt. Timothy Palik, four communities have received water catchments, which are being constructed or have been completed, to provide nearly 20,000 local residents with clean, drinkable water. “Across these four project locations, under the one contract, we’ve provided 74 thousand liters of usable water for the schools and dispensaries,” said Palik. “This is a very simple, high-impact project. We install gutters; we install tanks on a concr...

Full article: http://www.africom.mil/newsroom/article/24074/tanzania-wa...

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