Wine To Water spurs water emergency relief effort in Jackson, MS
Relief bolstered by 40,000 cans of water from Jason Momoa’s Mananalu, along with Wine To Water’s on-site coordination
"We are pleased to offer Mananalu’s services to the community to ensure that they have access to clean water. Wine To Water’s emergency response team on the ground is making sure recycling is happening”— David Cuthbert, chief executive officer of Mananalu
BOONE, NC, UNITED STATES, September 9, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Global clean water nonprofit, Wine To Water (W|W) coordinated a water emergency relief effort in the recently flood-ravaged Jackson, Mississippi region. The floods created a water crisis, and while W|W put boots on the ground and is delivering clean water, they are joined by Mananalu, Jason Momoa’s company, which provided 40,000 cans of drinking water. W|W is leading emergency response, including delivering water and water filtration as well as a unit onsite that will bale both plastic and aluminum to prepare them for recycling. The Mananalu cans are resealable and reusable.
“We are pleased to offer Mananalu’s services to the community to ensure that they have access to clean water. Wine To Water’s emergency response team on the ground is making sure recycling is happening on-site, which is hugely important. Our vision of a healthy life for people and the planet mandates we do everything we can to reduce plastic waste and leave a clean environment. For this reason, we are proud to partner with Wine To Water in responding to the Jackson, Mississippi water crisis,” said David Cuthbert, chief executive officer of Mananalu. “In addition to limiting single-use plastic in the crisis area, we also commit to removing additional plastic from ocean-going waste through our drink one/remove one program on behalf of this effort.”
A U.S. water emergency is happening right now in Jackson. Though water is running through pipes again, at the time of publication, water is still under a boil advisory from the Jackson Water Sewer Business Administration (WSBA). The population of over 150,000 includes many families that still lack clean, treated drinking water. W|W is mobilizing the reusable cans of water from Mananalu, and other water for distribution. Additionally, a mobile recycling truck and team will assist in delivering water to hard-hit areas, while also reducing environmental impact from short-term water supplies.
September 12, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
While DEET products may be more familiar by name and their chemical smell, sprays with 20 percent picaridin, like Sawyer Products, offer comparable protection without the harsh odor and oily feeling on your skin.
The Sawyer Squeeze was (by far) the most common Pacific Crest Trail water filter this year – for the fifth year in a row. It’s a $39, 3 oz / 85 g hollow fiber filter that rids your drinking water of protozoa and bacteria (and floaties). It can be used with Sawyer bags (included with the filter) or with compatible water bottles (Smartwater is the bottle of choice for many hikers).
SAWYER MINI WATER FILTER, $22 This has been my water filter of choice for years now. The bags can be iffy — I have had a few break – so carry a couple. However, the filter itself is reliable, light and inexpensive. -Logan