The US Under-Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan (left) with Dow Chemicals Managing Director Dave Govender during the commissioning of water de-fluoridation system at the Little Sisters of St Francis Hospital Kasarani. PHOTO | COURTESYThe US Under-Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan (left) with Dow Chemicals Managing Director Dave Govender during the commissioning of water de-fluoridation system at the Little Sisters of St Francis Hospital Kasarani. PHOTO | COURTESY

US Agency for International Development and Dow Chemical Company have partnered to build a water filtration system in Kasarani.

The project, Reverse Osmosis filtration system for the removal of fluoride, will serve the St Francis Community Hospital in Kasarani and nearby learning institutions.

The surrounding community will also benefit from the project launched by US Under-Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan.

Dow Chemical Company donated the technology and technical expertise to the project.

“Our long desired dream has come true… today we have access to safe and adequate drinking water because of the partnership initiated by Dow and USAID,” said Sister Irimina Nungari of Little Sisters of St Francis.

Dow and USAid will offer training to various engineers on site, to ensure the sustainability of the project.