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Water management, plumbing and drainage system supplier Wavin has teamed up with water specialists from Unicef to help children in Bhutan. Providing Essentials for Children (PE4C) is a joint initiative between the two organisations to give children in poor countries clean drinking water and proper sanitation. The firm has committed to improve sanitation in 38 schools and install water storage systems in 26. 

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