NMSU student-designed water filter being used in Mexico


LAS CRUCES (KRQE) – A New Mexico State University student has designed a water filter that’s helping people across the border.

Chemical Engineering student Joshua Gomez developed water filters that are being installed in homes and schools in Puerto Palomas, Mexico.

The water supply is only disinfected with chlorine leaving dangerous levels of arsenic and fluoride that become toxic to people who drink it over a long period.

Gomez traveled to Mexico to teach people how to build and install the filters.

He’s hoping to have more than a hundred installed in the coming months.

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