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Water filters fill plumbing infrastructure gap in Dominican Republic

By Ashley Murray, Point Park News Service: 

In the Dominican Republic, people often go without clean water. In rural areas, community members harvest rainwater from their roofs or collect it from the nearest stream or river. And while plumbing exists in cities, many residents still buy bottled water for fear of compromised pipes. Point Park University’s Environmental Journalism students documented the story of Radhames Carela, the master potter at a ceramic water filter factory in El Higuerito, Dominican Republic. The students also traveled to several communities — nearby and remote — to find out how the filters are helping.

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