Aggies work to provide water in US communities near border

By: Clair Lavender

An article about the TAMU Water Project appeared in the November 10, 2008 issue of the Texas A&M University newspaper, The Battalion. The article includes images from our 2007 public pedagogy workshop on the steps in front of the Stark Galleries on campus as well as quotations from graduate student and project member, Marissa Muñoz. For some reason, the following is my favorite part of the article:

Carpenter hopes to build a ceramic studio on the Riverside campus to get the A&M community more involved and to strengthen the outpour of filters. The team hopes to build a facility in Laredo but for now, the team meets for “Filter Fridays” in Carpenter’s garage, from which they take the filters to “Joy Pottery” in Bryan to fire the water filters.


To read the entire story, go to: http://www.thebatt.com/home/index.cfm?event=displayArticle&uStory_id=0e7d144f-f029-4746-8665-6b66ad789e5d.

The filter is from a pre-existing concept made from 50 percent clay and 50 percent sawdust.

The filter is from a pre-existing concept made from 50 percent clay and 50 percent sawdust.

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