Water Wells for Americans With No Water Supply
The WWT and its partners build wells for low‐income families nationwide that need safe drinking water. There are many excellent organizations working to provide safe drinking water to people in need in developing countries. The Water Well Trust is the only national nonprofit organization helping Americans get access to a clean, safe water supply.
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.
Today in America, there are millions of people who are forced to haul water or to use contaminated water sources. Individual wells and small, shared wells are the best and most cost‐effective way to provide safe drinking water to these American homes.
The Water Well Trust has completed its second water well project in partnership with Xylem Watermark, a nonprofit program administered by Xylem, Inc.
The latest project was completed for a family of four in Bulverde, Texas, near San Antonio. The family, which includes a 27-year-old disabled daughter, had been sharing water with the wife’s parents who are now in their 90s and moving from their home. Sharing water with family members was no longer possible, so the family applied to the Water Well Trust for their own well.
Work on the new well was completed in mid-July. Through Goulds Water Technology, Watermark provided a $5,000 grant for the project as well as the pump, tank, control box, and volunteer labor. Goulds Professional Dealers Association (GPDA) members donated additional funds for the project as well.
Other contributions to the project came from Austin Pump, which coordinated the project with drilling company H.W. Schwope & Sons and provided additional materials for the new well. H.W. Schwope & Sons provided a 30% discount on labor, and other donations were received from Southwire, Simmons Mfg., and Jet Stream.
After living in their home for 24 years without their own water supply, the delighted homeowner wrote:
“Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for providing the water well for our family! Everyone that came was so kind and served us so well. We now have our own water well running water to our house. You can’t imagine how awesome that feels. We have been sitting outside just staring at our new well. We are going to celebrate with a cookout while we savor the beautiful sight of our new well! Thank you so much for fighting hard for waterless people!! This is too good and is true!!”
The Water Well Trust, the national nonprofit helping low-income Americans get access to a clean, safe water supply, has announced that it is extending the application deadline for its Arkansas project to September 30, 2020. In 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded a $200,000 matching grant to the…