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CRC helps bring vital water aid to families in Tanzania

Cambridge Regional College has helped to bring safe water and sanitation to over 85,000 people in Tanzania thanks to a water-saving scheme which partners leading charity WaterAid.

The college is saving money on its water bill through the AquaFund project, helping some of the poorest people in the world at the same time. Since it joined the scheme five years ago, CRC has cut its water bill by more than 10 per cent.

Among the latest successful work carried out as part of a WaterAid project run in Tanzania is the installation of new boreholes, shallow wells, water points and piped and pumped water systems.

Trevor Smith, Head of Facilities & Estates at CRC, said the college was committed to helping others through the water-saving project.

“The AquaFund scheme helps some of the poorest people in the world while saving the college water, which is a fantastic achievement. We are delighted that our contribution has enabled WaterAid to provide safe, clean water, improved basic hygiene and increased health standards for communities in Tanzania,” he said.

Leah Heck from WaterAid said without CRC’s significant contribution, thousands of people in some of the most impoverished areas of Tanzania would still be living in water poverty.

“I would like to thank Cambridge Regional College for contributing to WaterAid through the AquaFund scheme. 748 million people in the world do not have access to safe water - roughly one in 10 of the world’s population. Through the college’s support, we can continue to transform lives by improving access to safe water,” she said.

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