Donation of new water well first for program partnership
SUFFOLK, Va.,Feb. 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ – A rural Virginia family displaced from their home after their water well failed are receiving the gift of clean water today, marking the first project of Hometown H2O, a domestic water program aimed at bringing education and access to clean and sustainable water to people and communities in need across the United States.
Meet the Salazar’s, and their daughter, Nissi, a young woman who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child. The Salazar’s live on a small plot of land outside of San Antonio, Texas where they have resided for most of Nissi’s life. For 24 years they have lived there and made it home, but in that time financing and building a well had always been out of reach for the family. The Salazar’s are just one family out of the 1.5 million Americans who do not have access to clean water or modern plumbing. For most of Nissi’s life, she has never experienced clean running water or a hot shower.
This past summer, the Water Well Trust partnered with Xylem Watermark to launch its largest project to date outside of Ashville in Holly Ridge, NC. The small town of 24 households relied on 3 deteriorating wells as its water source and did not have access to clean water. Xylem Watermark worked with local distributors, and together they assessed the site and installed 3 new well houses, which provided all 24 households access to clean, safe water.