Bright Side: Bradley students to install water system in Guatemala

By WEEK Producer

March 10, 2014 Updated Mar 10, 2014 at 11:01 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- More than 300 residents in a small village in northern Guatemala soon will have clean water; all thanks to a group of Bradley University Students and Professionals.

Seven students who are part of the Engineers without Borders Club will travel to Guatemala for their spring break to install the village's first water system, which includes a storage and treatment unit.

The president of the club says it's important to think about the things many of us take for granted everyday,like brushing our teeth or cooking our food, both of which use water.

"The community down there pays a ridiculous amount of money for water that's not even clean. So this would solve a lot of problems for them and make things a little more efficient within their community," Jacob Abou-Hana, President of Bradley Engineers Without Borders said.

The group plans to go back next year and set up a system that would distribute the water to each house so the residents don't have to walk to the tank every morning.

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