Welcome to the Water Well Trust!

The Water Well Trust (WWT) and its partners build wells for low‐income families nationwide that need safe drinking water. We serve Americans living primarily in rural, unincorporated areas or minority communities that may be isolated and difficult to reach. We assist low‐income families that cannot afford to pay for public water supplies, and those who live in areas where the extension of public water supplies to serve them doesn’t make economic sense…for them, for the public water supply owners, for federal, state or local funding sources. If you need assistance and would like to apply please continue reading the information on this page.

To be eligible for a loan, you must meet all following eligibility criteria:

Deed or mortgage for home and property in applicant’s name
▪ Applicant must be the occupant(s) of the property
▪ Home must be applicant’s primary residence
▪ No new construction, must have occupied the property for at least one year

▪ No reliable source of water to home and no option to connect to a public water utility
▪Gross annual household income must not exceed 100% of the median non-metropolitan household income for the state. Please check the 2021 Median Family Incomes.

If you reside in Alabama or Arkansas and need assistance, please click here.

All other states, please complete our online form or download an application and mail it to our address. You can also request an application to be sent to you by mail by calling (202) 625-4383 or email at

If you have questions, please feel free to visit our Contact page!

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