Rotarians hear about WASRAG


WASRAG (Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group) was launched on March 22nd, 2007. It was authorized by Rotary International in response to Rotarians' desire to have a more significant impact on the life and livelihood of people through the provision of safe water and sanitation in the United States and in the world.

Dawn Barnes presented information to the Floyd Rotary Club. Did you know that worldwide 900 million people (one in six) lack access to safe drinking water and that 2.5 billion have no sanitation?

This lack of access has profound implications for human development. Water borne diseases have a major impact on the health of the world by 8000 people dying every day; 250 children dying every hour; filling 50% of the world’s hospital beds.

Floyd Rotary supports this and many other Rotary activities. Virginia Extension will be offering a water clinic for Floyd County residents at Floyd County High School on April 20. County residents will be encouraged to take and then bring water samples to the extension office for testing. The cost for the testing is greatly reduced. Contact Dawn Barnes or Jon Vest for more information at 745-0307.