KIMBALL — McDowell County is now running state of the art technology to create water from solar-powered panels, at Five Loaves and Two Fishes food bank in Kimball.
On Saturday the first testing and tasting of the water were held and open to guests. The crystal clear water was labeled “good” by tasters. The project was a joint effort of Zero Mass Water, Dig Deep, and one2one.
Not only is this the first installation of the innovative technology to McDowell County but it’s also the first installation of the panels in the United States.
Of McDowell County residents, Annie Lascoe, the chief relationship officer at Dig Deep said, “Part of a tremendous resilient community that we have so much respect for. We want to figure out ways to help you out in ways that make sense that last a long time.”
According to Lascoe, Dig Deep is the “first and only” organization striving to provide clean drinking water for all Americans.
“We were just thrilled to be able to partner with Dig Deep and Zero Mass to make this project a reality,” Scott Krase, the founder of the one2one USA Foundation, said.
The one2one USA Foundation funded the project to alleviate all stress for finance. With the funding taken care of Zero Mass was able to come in and create the panels to provide residents with the clean water they deserve.
“For the first time in really the world we…