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Louisville-based company hopes "waterballs" will open access to clean water

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville-based company has unveiled devices that it hopes will give developing countries easier access to clean water.

Waterballs purify water and give easier access than a traditional hand pump.

The waterballs have been tested and will go to places the Louisville-based non-profit Waterstep has partnered with.

"We'll be able to haul three times the amount of water that they could haul just by rolling the ball," said Mark Hogg, the founder and CEO of Waterstep. "In the midst of that, certain areas could be transformed by having many waterballs. Our hope is to make as many waterballs as we can."

In many countries women carry water back and forth for their families. With this tool, that task will be a lot easier.

The waterballs will be shipped to places in Ethiopia and Kenya.

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