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AC and Coca-Cola support Ecuador with water treatment plants

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Quito, Ecuador, October 16, 2017.- In order to provide access to drinking water for communities impacted by the 2016 earthquake in Ecuador, Arca Continental, Coca-Cola Foundation, and Coca-Cola Ecuador installed three water treatment plants in the province of Manabí.

These plants have the capacity to process 49,000 liters of water per month, which can benefit up to 36,000 people monthly. In addition, they will be information and communication spaces for these communities.

The infrastructure of the plants was designed as a kiosk where water passes through different chlorination and purification filters, as well as softening and reverse osmosis systems, features that guarantee compliance with the INEN 1108 Drinking Water Standard parameters. They work 100% with solar energy, which makes this project sustainable and environmentally friendly.

With this project, Coca-Cola Foundation, Coca-Cola Ecuador, and Arca Continental reaffirm their commitment to the Ecuadorian people to provide continuous support in the reconstruction of the areas affected by the earthquake of 2016.

This initiative is part of the efforts of Arca Continental to support the community in the event of a disaster, as in the case of Mexico in 2017, which, together with the Coca-Cola System, contributed with more than three million dollar donations, food, beverages, and temporary shelters for the victims, as well as the regions affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston.

About Arca Continental
Arca Continental is a company dedicated to the production, distribution, and sale of non-alcoholic beverages which are brand names of The Coca-Cola Company as well as salty snacks under the brands of Bokados in Mexico, Inalecsa in Ecuador, and Wise in the United States. With an outstanding track record of more than 91 years, Arca Continental is the second largest Coca-Cola bottling company in Latin America and one of the most important in the world. Within its Coca-Cola franchise, the company serves a population of more than 118 million in the northern and western parts of Mexico as well as Ecuador, Peru, the northern region of Argentina and the Southwestern U.S. Arca Continental is listed on the Mexican Stock Market under the ticker symbol "AC". For further information about Arca Continental, please visit www.arcacontal.com

 

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