The Rotary Club of Saint Croix Falls Contributes to the Cappadocia, Turkey Water Distribution System

Kapadokya Rotary ClubThe Rotary Club of St. Croix Falls is pleased to have supported a global grant, totaling over $40,000 USD, supported with cooperation from Rotarians and Rotary Districts on 3 continents.  This was a major accomplishment and something for which Rotarians can be proud.

Global Grant:

  • Bozcakoy/Cappadocia, Turkey “Water Distribution System”

Supporters include:

  • Rotary District 2430 (Turkey)
    • 7 participating Rotary Clubs
  • Rotary District 5960 (Minnesota/Wisconsin)
    • 5 participating Rotary Clubs
  • Rotary Club of Ingleheim, Germany

The application process was headed up by Rotary District 2430 and was submitted and approved allowing for a major renovation to the Cappodocia Turkey Water Distribution System – which was a failing system of asbestos reinforced concrete pipes, which was apparently the standard at that time it was made 30-40 years ago.

The pipes cracked over the years of use and both leaked water out and allowed infiltration of ground water that was frequently contaminated with e-coli and other germs. Replacement of the pipes will provide a significant health improvement to the community.

The Kapydokya, Turkey Club (shown in the pictures below) directly oversaw the completion of the project.  John Lennes of the Stillwater Sunrise Rotary Club was the District 5960 project leader as our District Water Resources Chair.

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