The Spurs’ Patty Mills officially launched the community project he has been working on to help alleviate water disparities in his native Australia.
His latest is a partnership with Australian Indigenous Basketball and Zero Mass, a company that makes SOURCE hydropanels, which will bring clean drinking water to remote communities in Australia.
Mills officially launched the project as part of the 2019 International Indigenous Basketball and Cultural Showcase, which is intended to be a “Curtain raiser” before the Australian National Team’s exhibition game later this week against Team USA, led by Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich.
Mills, AIB and Zero Mass Water combined to install SOURCE hydropanels in six “Very remote” Aboriginal communities plighted by water disparities, according to the Australian Sports Foundation website.
Each SOURCE hydropanel project costs between $5,500 and $6,500, according to the Zero Water Mass website.
Zero Water Mass says SOURCE “Needs only sunlight and air” to make drinking water.
Samples of the SOURCE-produced water were at the launch, shown in photos shared by Mills and AIB’s social media accounts.