Bislig City Water Project

Posted by Bruce Ishikawa

David and Lea Ruby Nadle and their daughter.

David and Lea Ruby Nadle live with their young daughter in Bislig City on the Island of Mindanao in the Philippines.

Bislig City has about 30,000 people with another 100,000 living in the surrounding rural area. There is ample water, but it is not drinkable. 20% of the population has tested positive for Hepatitis A and B from a defective municipal water system.

Currently, all drinkable water is bottled and transported into the city. Bottled water is expensive and generates a high volume of plastic waste. In addition, the trucks delivering it are burning fossil fuels.

Ceramic water filters use a simple, effective water purification technology and can be produced locally in a simple factory. David wants to build a ceramic water filter factory in Bislig City.

Potters for Peace is providing technical know-how to set up the factory. We also are providing financial support.

An anonymous donor will match your contribution! The first $5000 in donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar. Your donation will be doubled, going twice as far to help build the Bislig City water filter factory. Fill out the form below to donate using your credit card on PayPal. You don’t need a PayPal account to make this donation. Thank you very much for your help.

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Possible site of the filter factory.

Once in operation, David will set up distribution in Bislig City and the surrounding countryside to get the filters into people’s houses around the region. We already have a site in a commercial area. The people will have clean, pure, drinkable water.

Follow the progress of this factory here on our site.

Potters for Peace is a group of potters who help ceramic artists around the world to create ceramic water filters for their neighbors. The water filter factories are locally owned, operated and managed. All resources stay in the community. Your donation to Potters for Peace helps advance this mission.