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Alumnus Helps to Improve Access to Safe Water in Rural India

“Headloading” fresh water requires several trips a day and can cause physical ailments. Photo courtesy of Wello
“Headloading” fresh water requires several trips a day and can cause physical ailments. Photo courtesy of Wello
A woman demonstrates WaterWheel 2.5, a rolling water tank that eases the daily burden of fetching water in rural India. Photo courtesy of Wello
A woman demonstrates WaterWheel 2.5, a rolling water tank that eases the daily burden of fetching water in rural India. Photo courtesy of Wello
Jason C. Gross, '05, plastics and polymer engineering technology
Jason C. Gross, ’05, served as a technical consultant for WaterWheel 2.5, developing a new manufacturing process and implementing design improvements. Photo courtesy of Gross

From the Fall 2015 issue of One College Avenue magazine: In rural India, women travel sometimes miles to retrieve safe, clean drinking water for their families, carrying a gallon or two at a time in pots atop their heads. Penn College plastics graduate Jason C. Gross, ’05, helped to ease that burden by lending his expertise to a unique product. Read “Clean Water to Go”

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