Playground-powered Water Supply

Alexander Trevi comments on playground equipment designed to provide local clean water supply in developing countries.

"...wouldn't it be better to just give a sizable chunk of what we in the United States spend on public water services -- to recreate, for instance, some sort of Edenic fantasies in the desert Southwest with water diverted from severely depleted sources -- to the sub-Saharan African nations to improve their hydrological infrastructure, and we are the ones who get to install the PlayPumps in our school grounds and playgrounds..."

Full Story: The Hydrological Playground

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