A gift of life through clean water !   

Bob E. Tait -- 503-810-8643
WAPIsfortheWorld@gmail.com - NEW EMAIL
Extra Mile Ministries - PO Box 1856
Clackamas, Or 97015
NOTE: We thoroughly enjoy putting out our monthly email keeping everyone informed of the latest news. However, as of November 9th, the WAPI email will be distributed every other month. We welcome feedback and look forward to your comments contributing to our growth and prosperity.
Greetings to all, may Gods richest blessings be with you. The WAPI program has had some busy moments this summer with many youth groups helping assemble units to send around the world to those in need of potable water. Thanks to the youth the world will reap the reward.

In the past, we have shared many moments of our devices impacting those in need and about our dedicated members who offer freely of their time and compassion. It is indeed an inspiration. Without these dedicated volunteers we could not have accomplished what has been achieved, thank you. We have some exciting times ahead. There are some individuals who are dedicating their precious free time to new devices and procedures. We'll keep you posted.

Our true acts of thanksgiving will begin with Dr. Robert Metcalf and Dr. Dale Andreatta who are the developers of this great device. Dr. Metcalf’s biomedical research of the WAPI assures us that this device performs perfectly. Dr. Andreatta’s engineering expertise gave us the design. We, as an organization, have made some modifications from the original design, but it performs as great.

We have enclosed some biomedical facts from Dr. Metcalf this month for all to read and consider. Dr. Metcalf is a retired Professor of microbiology at the University of California at Sacramento and a co-founder of Solar Cookers International. His research and development of solar cookers and potable water to prevent disease is unquestionable-able. I hope you enjoy the printed material this month including the many links attached.
With Warm Regards,
Brother Bob
Contaminated Water can be a Source of Disease and Death
Robert 1 and Mary Beth 2 Metcalf
1Professor Emeritus, Biological Sciences, California State University, Sacramento
2Clinical Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Pediatrics, U. of California, Davis, Medical School
Excerpt by Margo (editor)
A more extensive report can be found on:

“Water is Life” is often stated, but the corollary to this is that contaminated water can be a source of disease and death. Although waterborne diseases have been almost eliminated in developed countries through efficient water treatment and sewage disposal, over a billion people in extreme poverty worldwide are still plagued with waterborne diseases, estimated to cause DAILY between four to six million cases of diarrhea and > 2,000 deaths. Yet this misery is preventable – kill the germs with chlorine or heat, and people don’t get sick. 

Once it was understood that fecal contamination of water could be the source of disease-causing bacteria, the question arose about how to test water for fecal contamination. It was recognized that testing for all the known waterborne pathogens was impractical. Instead, a universal microbial indicator of fecal contamination was sought. By 1900, Escherichia coli was selected as the best microbial indicator of recent fecal contamination because of these properties: 1) E. coli was always present in the feces of humans and other mammals in large numbers, whether one is healthy or sick; 2) it doesn’t multiply when it leaves the body and enters water; 3) it slowly dies when shed in feces, but it survives in water at least as long as bacteria that cause typhoid fever, cholera, and dysentery; and 4) it is relatively easy to detect. 

The presence of E. coli in drinking water; therefore, indicates recent fecal contamination, raising the possibility that disease-causing microbes may also be in the water. The World Health Organization (WHO) correlated levels of E. coli in drinking water with the risk of disease and the priority for action. Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF) correlated these levels for action in emergencies.

Challenges in Low-Income Countries
Water quality monitoring is often a missing factor in programs to improve access to safe drinking water in low-income countries, despite its importance from a public health standpoint. This is because standard tests using multiple tube fermentation or membrane filtration require specialized equipment and training and are not easily adapted to field testing. In addition, the linkage between water quality and disease is commonly not appreciated at the community and household level. 

Public health problems arise in urban areas as a result of water supplies being intermittent or if coagulant / disinfectant supplies are missing. Rural areas often lack public support for providing and maintaining improved water sources. People must use contaminated local sources such as streams, ponds, rivers, or shallow wells.

Water quality testing must be a component where drinking water is involved. For low-income countries with limited resources, it is recommended they establish realistic, interim achievable standards.
P ortable Microbiology Laboratories (PML) which enable community residents to test their own water sources for the presence of E • coli.
In article:
E. coli grows rapidly near body temperature; therefore, testing with Colilert tubes and Petrifilms can be placed close to the body for perfect test results. This shows how they work.

A powerful experience with 70,000 people in Lower Nyakach, Kenya, near Lake Victoria

Before community testing and teaching, most people in Lower Nyakach, Kenya thought that water was made “in the beginning” and couldn’t cause disease.

Have a friend you would like to introduce to
  WAPIs for the World ?
Please forward this WAPI email to them.
The September 2018 issue was on
"Pasteurization and Sterilization."
It's a great way to introduce
  • If you would like a WAPI for your emergency kit, you may purchase one or more for $2.00 each. Also, we package larger orders of 50 for $100. To order please respond to Margo at margoWAPI@gmail com or Bob at WAPIsfortheWorld@gmail.com
  • If you are in need of clean water, call and we will send you a WAPI for FREE.
  • Tell a friend about us so they can receive the WAPI email too.
When to use a WAPI?
  • When camping, hunting, bicycling or hiking on the back roads.
  • When your city says to boil your water, WAPI your water instead.
  • Everyone should have a WAPI in their emergency pack. 
  • WAPIs are used in the process of pasteurizing water as well as juice and milk.
A non-profit 501(c)3 ministry
assisting globally with clean and healthy water for survival .
WAPI, an acronym for Water Pasteurization Indicator, is needed and used in
developing countries and impoverished communities including the United States.
We teach villagers how to use the WAPI for clean water, personal hygiene and sanitation.  

WAPIs for the World .com -- Bob E. Tait
503-810-8643 -- WAPIsfortheWorld@gmail.com - NEW EMAIL