Water is a precious resource and a true gift to our clients and their families. Here’s what some of our clients are saying:

My heartfelt gratitude

On September 8th, 2020, the North Complex Fire blew through Berry Creek and destroyed almost everything in its path. My home was one of many that was reduced to ashes and puddles of melted metal. There was no evacuation warning, but there was a change in the smoke and the heat so I knew it was close. I told my granddaughter to pack her favorite things in her backpack, I grabbed what I could and loaded her and the dogs in the car. We were lucky and got out in time. After taking our poor confused dogs to the emergency animal shelter, we spent a few nights in my little car until we found help at the FEMA evacuation center in Gridley. They helped us find temporary shelter until I was allowed to go back up the mountain. Everything was gone, including the top of my well, the tanks, and all the solar components of the system. Exactly a year after the fire, I finally received my Completion of Property Cleanup letter allowing me to initiate rebuilding efforts. I remembered hearing about the Water Well Trust from “Sandy” at the 211 helpline. Since the costs were so high and my budget was so low, I took her advice and applied for a loan to restore my water.

When I got the call from Margaret Martens two weeks ago, I thought it was about being approved for the loan, but when Tom Drew joined the call and said I was receiving a grant, I was simply stunned. I was so relieved and flabbergasted! I called my granddaughter afterwards and told her the good news, and she was so happy she started crying. Having running water meant we could start to rebuild and replant our garden and fruit trees and get our home back. It’s been a year and a half of waiting and we are so excited now!

I want to thank all the kind and wonderful people who have made this possible, starting with the Grundos Foundation for their incredibly generous contribution and for their inspiring humanitarian work. Thank you to Tom Drew, Dan Story, and all the caring people who helped make this happen. Thank you to Margaret MArtens, Tara Green, and Elizabeth McClain for approving my application. I appreciate the whole crew who worked so hard at the well site. And I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to all the people who have donated to the Water Well Trust. Thank you all so much!

California Wildfire Victim

Thank you because you made it possible

I just want to say from the bottom of my heart, thank you!

I still wake up in the middle of the night and I feel like it was a dream. I thought we wouldn’t have water for years. I grew up without water when I was a kid. I was already 22 when my parents were able to finally drill their well. I thought it would be the same for me.

Now, I can give my daughters clean water to shower, to water a garden, to water trees. And I can’t believe it.

Thank you because you made it possible. We just needed that little extra help. You have no idea the difference you make in our lives.

Blessings to you and the Water Well Trust!

Family from New Mexico

Made my life a lot easier

Pentair and Water Well Trust made my life a lot easier. Thanks you guys. Y’all went above and beyond to make what seemed impossible very possible. And we are so thankful…

Family from Arkansas

Super pleased

I’m super please with everything regarding my well. You. Rodgers. Placement of well. Everyone and everything! God first…who had provided all people and product!

Private Homeowner from SC

Thank you for the water you gave us

Every night when I go to bed, I thank you and skip and our heavenly father for the water you gave us.

Skip Cook Memorial Fund Recipient in Texas

No water, no life

We cannot thank you guys enough. No water, no life. In our case, we had limited water with limited life. You guys rock. We will finally, after more than a solid year, get to drink from our faucets and kids can fill up a bathtub…

Family from Arkansas

We’re so thankful for the Water Well Trust


Update: Just finished installing my sediment filter and life has been pretty good.  It’s so crazy how important water is and how much we take it for granted.  Even being in Iraq and Afghanistan we had easy access to water!  I never understood just how important it really was until these past few weeks. We are so grateful.

Homeowners from SC

A Blessing to Our Customers

I am so excited that you were able to help this family! We just took a large tank filled with water to their home so they will have use of their bathroom until the well is finished. This family has touched our hearts. Thank you for all that you do! You have been a blessing to our customers and to us!


Wendell J. Lee Well Services Inc.

So Grateful

I’m so grateful and thankful to Water Well Trust for giving me a loan to get my well fixed. I truly appreciate y’all being there for me. The staff was so nice and friendly and I will recommend them to anyone in need. Thank you so much. And, may God bless you all.

Private Homeowner from GA

Thank Y’all!

We would like to thank everyone at the Water Well Trust with helping us get our new water well. Y’all are wonderful people! Again, thank y’all!

Private Homeowner from GA

Just Needed a Hand

It is a great program because it is a low interest loan as opposed to simply a giveaway. This serves as a real motivation. And, it meets the needs of so many, like me, who just need a hand to meet their water needs. It helped me tremendously.


Private Homeowner from GA

Truly life changing

We wanted you to know you truly changed our lives with this water loan. Thanks so much!

Private Homeowner

No longer relying on our pond!

We currently use pond water for cleaning and bathing. We have no safe drinking water. We have to haul drinking water in. When the pond goes dry we have to haul water from 20 miles away down dangerous highways as the water moves in the tank while driving causing the truck to swerve. Have received well drilling estimates only to find they are so far out of our range we will never have safe running water without your assistance.

Private Homeowner

Clean well water once again!

My husband and I are asking for assistance from the WWT to have a well dug for running water. Not having water has been a challenge living our lives day to day with all of our needs,. Not being able to shower, clean, do laundry, cook and drink water does not seem to exist in America but it does. We do know our stress, insecurities, mental and physical well being, hygiene and living will be much better with your help getting a well!

Private Homeowner

Our family’s lives have changed beyond measure

I’m a fifty­ five year old man with a young wife and five young children. My family and I purchased forty acres in northern Arkansas in 2009. We made a choice to live on the property even though no one ever had. With no well or water source of any kind on the property, we hauled water with a four wheel drive suburban for over five years. Pulling a trailer carrying a three hundred gallon cage up a quarter mile long steep washed out dirt driveway after an hour and a half round trip drive wasn’t easy nor cheap. The maintenance on the vehicles and trailers alone was hard enough to endure. Foul weather sometimes made “water runs” impossible. We learned about Well Water Trust by chance from a friend that had a flyer she gave us. I had considered selling family heirlooms, taking on another job, asking my wife to do the same, even giving up and selling out. Making the simple phone call to Margaret Martens changed our standards of living and overall well being beyond measure. With absolutely no red tape or delay in qualification, we were able to contract the services and submit invoices with no trouble or out of pocket expenses whatsoever. We literally had running water within thirty days of our initial phone call. This opportunity we were blessed with is nothing shy of a miracle to us.

Well Recipient from Flippin, AR

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