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Updated: 01/02/2018 08:20:02AM

Man builds pumps to provide good drinking water for Guyanese

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Ben Yantis displays a pump he made to provide good drinking water to people in Guyana.

JAY MEISEL/STAFF Ben Yantis displays a pump he made to provide good drinking water to people in Guyana.

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Missionary workers install pumps at a school in Guyana. The pumps provide good drinking water for students and faculty.

COURTESY PHOTO/ Missionary workers install pumps at a school in Guyana. The pumps provide good drinking water for students and faculty.

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Ben Yantis, who spends half the year in Sebring, makes pumps at his farm in Indiana. Those pumps are used to provide people in Guyana with safe drinking water.

COURTESY PHOTO /Ben Yantis, who spends half the year in Sebring, makes pumps at his farm in Indiana. Those pumps are used to provide people in Guyana with safe drinking water.

JAY MEISEL/STAFF Ben Yantis displays a pump he made to provide good drinking water to people in Guyana.

COURTESY PHOTO/ Missionary workers install pumps at a school in Guyana. The pumps provide good drinking water for students and faculty.

COURTESY PHOTO /Ben Yantis, who spends half the year in Sebring, makes pumps at his farm in Indiana. Those pumps are used to provide people in Guyana with safe drinking water.

BY JAY MEISEL

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SEBRING — At his Tanglewood home where he lives half of the year, Ben Yantis doesn’t worry very much about getting clean water.

But, in Guyana and in many other third world countries, rural residents often have no choice other than drinking dirty water that Yantis says increases the chances of contracting diseases like dysentery.

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