Corona del Mar High senior Kevin Kassel is working with H2O, Hurley's water initiative, and the Rob Machado Foundation to help provide safe drinking water in countries where people don't have access. (KEVIN CHANG, Daily Pilot / January 11, 2013)

They got their hands on the first shipment of 60 bottles, which were gone in an hour and a half.

Friday, Kevin picked up hundreds of more bottles that will be sold at Zpizza, CdM and other locations throughout Newport.

Kevin is still working out the logistics of how he will distribute the glut of filters, but he has one more event to plan as well.

In February, pro surfer Rob Machado will visit CdM as part of a Hurley pilot program meant to raise awareness about the environmental damage single-use plastic bottles can do.

Machado's visit will coincide with the installation of water-bottle refill stations on CdM's campus. They're meant to encourage the use of the H2O bottles and other reusable containers.

But after Machado's visit and reaching his $10,000 goal, Kevin has no plans to stop.

Eventually he would like to distribute filters at a discount, or for free, to anyone traveling somewhere there's a need for clean water — raising awareness and letting someone help fix the problem all in one action.

"My ultimate goal is to have an H2O station in every international airport and give people the opportunity to take a water filter with them to take into one of our designated zones," Kevin said.

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