Partnership-Clean Water

P&G involved in project to help developing nations

Procter and Gamble Company is involved in a new project to promote clean, safe drinking water in developing nations. Others in the "Safe Water Drinking Alliance" include the U-S government's Agency for International Development and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. The alliance will combine money, expertise and a Procter and Gamble product designed to make water safe for drinking in order to help countries including Pakistan and Haiti. The project is being announced this evening at the United Nations in New York. The Agency for International Development says it is involved in about 200 alliances with for-profit companies and not-for-profit organizations in various countries for a range of issues. But spokesman Harry Edwards said this is one of the agency's first projects to concentrate on drinking water.