A gift of life through clean water!

British poet W. H. Auden once noted, “Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.” Yet while we all know water is crucial for life, we trash it anyway. Some 80 percent of the world’s wastewater is dumped—largely untreated—back into the environment, polluting rivers, lakes, and oceans. UNECO.org

This widespread problem of water pollution is jeopardizing our health. Unsafe water kills more people each year than war and all other forms of violence combined. Livescience.com

Meanwhile, our drinkable water sources are finite: Less than 1 percent of the earth’s freshwater is actually accessible to us.  NRDC.org

Access to Adequate Sanitation
Bob Tait takes pride in his WAPI and soon he will becoming-out with a new and improved version. In a couple of months or so we will inform all our readers about it. However, the ministry does more than produce WAPIs and donating them to the needy. We teach people about sanitation and personal hygiene which focuses on the preservation of health. Most of the villagers that Bob met in Honduras had already been introduced to the WAPI. (Bob had been there three years prior leaving supplies so they could make more WAPIs.) The people told Bob how much healthier they are now that they no longer get sick from unclean water. 

I have been researching the list of organisms that Dr. Robert Metcalf listed with the temperatures that kill microbes. Most of them, the first indication of disease is dysentery. It may take up to a couple of days up to two weeks to show signs of illness. The microbes all cause gastrointestinal inflammation along with other symptoms. 

“Across the world, 2.4 billion people do not have access to proper sanitation, including toilets and latrines, with nearly one billion people left to defecate in the open. It’s remarkable that today so many people still do not have access to a simple private place to go to manage their bodily functions in dignity and comfort, putting them at increased risk of disease. And while everyone needs access to proper sanitation to be healthy, for girls and women this is also an issue of safety and equal participation in society.” - WorldBank.org 

There are various ministries across the world teaching sanitation, hygiene and nutrition. When you teach someone to heat water to a certain degree, you also need to show them that keeping the extra liquid in a sterilized container is necessary; as well as teaching them to wash their hands and cooking food in pasteurized clean water. After washing and cooking vegetables in a pot with clean water, it must be reassuring to the villagers that their food not only tastes better, but it is also safe to eat.
Upon returning from Honduras, I asked Bob if he had gotten sick.
He said no, he only drank WAPI water or bottle water.
How to use a WAPI?
Place WAPI into a pot with wax up and washer down. Bend stainless-steel wire at top of WAPI to fit over the lip of your pan. Pour water into pot or deep pan that is used in cooking and set pot over fire. Cover pot with lid to prevent bugs flying into water while heating. When wax melts it drops to bottom of WAPI. Water is now pasteurized even if water has cooled. Pasteurization occurs when wax sinks to bottom of WAPI.

Before reuse, allow a minimum of 1/2 hour for wax to solidify. This allows the wax to cool for an accurate reading. Turn WAPI over and pull wire through to opposite end. The WAPI is now ready to use again. If you are unsure water is clean, re-pasteurize.

Here is pictured instructions of how to use the WAPI. In many developing countries villagers don’t know how to read, so we are using Agua Pura Para El Pueblo‘s paper inserts. Thank you Tom Carter.
WAPI Water Pasteurization Indicator
Extra Mile Ministries
On behalf of our Honduran brothers and sisters and PAG’s family we want to thank Extra Mile Ministries and the network of volunteers for the donation of 2,000 units of WAPIs to benefit poor families in Honduras. We have attached several photos of families receiving and using the WAPI and will send more photos as we continue to distribute the WAPIs to those who need them most. Chet Tomas is founder of Honduran PAG.  Click on PAG's logo to see pictures.
HONDURAS Report and Additional Photos. 14-Feb- 2019
Teaching how to use a WAPI. Plus, pictures of mud homes. PROYECTO ALDEA GLOBAL – PAG
C  lick on PAG's name.
Pastor Cornelius – SE India
Pastor Cornelius, who lives in Visakhapatnam, SE India, was introduced to the WAPI through Mike Maksimowicz, Ignite the World Ministries org. Cornelius contacted Bob and was promptly forwarded three copies of our WAPI email newsletter for information. Then, he requested some WAPI's and Bob responded immediately by sending ASAP. Also, Cornelius asked if we could help in constructing a well. Unfortunately, Bob doesn't have connections for well digging, but thought if we asked around, someone will volunteer to help this needy community.
This picture is one of Pastor Cornelius parishioners gathering water
from the only water source in the village .
No toilet—No bride -- In India
 Published by the United Nations on Nov 13, 2013 (six years ago)
It’s no secret… basic sanitation helps diminish the spread of disease and improves health. And living without access to clean and safe toilets can flush opportunity down the drain. But in India, where hundreds of millions use “the great outdoors,” the power of persuasion is being used in innovative ways to bring about desperately needed change.

Godikan, a village in Haryana’s Sirsa, passed a resolution deciding against marrying daughters in houses devoid of toilets. “This is the least we can do”, village Sarpanch Dharampal said. The village already has the tag of an "open defecation free" (ODF) village. Read More
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Know someone who is interested in knowing more about  WAPIs for the World ? Please forward a WAPI email to them. The September 2018 issue was on Pasteurization and Sterilization.
Great way to introduce
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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. The lower temperature saves the minerals in the water.
  • Everyone should have a WAPI in their emergency pack. 
  • WAPIs are used in the process of pasteurizing water as well as juices and milks.
What is a WAPI Story?
  • It’s a recollection of what happens when a person receives a Water Pasteurization Indicator, WAPI. Please send your WAPI story to me and I will insert it in the next WAPI email. Thanks! margoWAPI@gmail com
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assisting globally with safe 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.