• TED event exclusive: Dr. Mattson shares his experience with WHOlives.org and the Village Drill

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    Dr. Mattson shares his experience with WHOlives.org and the Village Drill.

    "The Village Drill will do for water what the automobile did for transportation.

    By creating the "Village Drill" (a human powered drilling rig) we can now bring clean water to millions of people. The delivery of this water drill will provide new hope to the families of the 3.75 million people that die and the nearly 1 billion who suffer every day from scarce and contaminated water.

    The Village Drill: This new technology was created by the founders of WHOlives.org and was developed by University engineers. The drill is designed to drill a 6" borehole up to 250 feet deep, accessing the deep and clean water that exists nearly everywhere in the world, even the arid regions of Sub-Saharan Africa. Once the borehole is complete and the well pump is attached a village instantly has the lifesaving water that will be the start of their rise from poverty.

    The Village Drill will drill 1 meter every 3 minutes in most soils. It will also penetrate soft to mid- medium grade rock. It is not designed to penetrate hard rock formations.

    Most groups talk about scarce and contaminated water, we did something about it. Show less
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