CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now)- The second ever Cheyenne Filter Build that was originally scheduled for Saturday, March 21st and Sunday, March 22nd at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, is postponed due to coronavirus concerns. It’s an event that looks to help people around the world access clean water. Individuals can buy and build sawyer water filters for those in need. Each water filter costs $50 and will give 10 people clean drinking water for 10 years.
Last year, 250 filters were built, supporting 25-hundred people with clean water. According to event organizer William Hess, over two billion people lack access to clean water.
"Water is very important. Especially with this virus going around being clean, washing your hands, they don't have that clean water they're not going to be able to be clean,” Hess said. “I think water is really important and 50 dollars for 10 people for 10 years is a pretty remarkable thing."
They’re aiming for the new event date to be on October 3, 2020.