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Creighton Community Foundation Water Filtration

 

Meeting Time

Wednesdays, 6:20-7:10 PM

Project Description

Phoenix is home to 43 food deserts, which are defined as areas with poor access to fresh produce required for proper nutrition. In order to combat this deficit, this EPICS team has partnered with the Creighton Community Foundation in building a communal garden. This is being done by building a water filtration system for a community garden located in central Phoenix that is owned by Creighton Community Foundation (CCF). CCF is a non-profit based in Phoenix and this is the first project they have been working with EPICS. The filtration system is a “Dewvaporation” system built out of plastic sheets, sponges, gauze, and a steam generator. The original plan that CCF wanted to do was have the Engineering Club students of Madison Highland Prep High School build the system and the EPICS team would provide engineering help. The current plan is to 3D print the filtration unit and guide the students through building it virtually. The rendering of the 3D printed system and a prototype is expected to be completed by the end of the Fall 2020 semester.