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‘Go, go Poo-wer Rangers’ - Severn Trent fundraisers pick up WaterAid award

Thursday 26th October

Severn Trent’s own ‘Poo-wer Rangers’ have been recognised for their work to support WaterAid by designing a solution to waste issues in Nicaragua.

The company’s team of Water Innovators were given the best presentation award for their plan that tackled the sanitation issue of removing sludge from septic tanks.

The group of seven Severn Trent employees, who named themselves after the ‘90s TV show, have also carried out various challenges, including triathlons, half marathons and the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge to raise more than £5000 for WaterAid.

The team received the award at a special ceremony at EY’s UK headquarters in London.

Declan Barlow, who took part in the challenge, said: “It’s fantastic to be recognised for the hard work we’ve put into the competition for such an amazing cause.

“In Nicaragua 800,000 people don’t have access to clean, safe water, and two million live without access to a decent toilet.

“We’ve developed a business plan that outlines how we would improve sanitation in Bilwi. It provides employment for local people, reduces the environmental impact of sludge disposal and improves the health and safety of the population.

“We hope our work will help to promote the amazing work that WaterAid is doing to implement and drive improvements for people living in the Central American country.”

Since April this year Severn Trent has raised more than a quarter of a million pounds for WaterAid with more fundraising events to come.

For more information about WaterAid visit www.wateraid.org/uk.

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