Broken pumps are broken promises.
Every good thing made possible by access to safe water depends on it being available every day - year after year. Sadly though, the promise of safe water has been broken many times in the past. Faulty and abandoned pumps are almost expected in places like Kenya.
That must change.
At The Water Project we've always taken pride in being one of the first to report transparently about your specific giving impact through photos, in-depth project descriptions, stories, GPS coordinates and follow-up updates. Now we are taking another leap forward, enabling even more robust monitoring and resolution to ensure that the promise of water keeps flowing.
We're taking a bold step toward provably reliable water. When a pump breaks down, or a tank runs dry, we want it fixed, regardless of whether a community is resigned to the latest failure.
For all of our work past and present, we're employing new monitoring technology, training maintenance teams, and setting aside repair funding to resolve problems! We will not accept failing projects as the norm.
Be a part of this revolution with us.
A Bold Commitment
Provable, Reliable Access
It all begins with a water project that impacts lives and unlocks potential. But you know life is not always that simple. Wells break down. And because serving people matters more than well points on a map, our most worthy investments will result in provably reliable water access over time.
Today, we're already collecting data from our past projects through local teams equipped with smart phones. mWater enables us to collect, collate and evaluate the information our teams gather. Then, we act to fix any problems — because monitoring is useless without resolution.
Soon, with help from Portland State University's SWEETLab, we will pilot a test of 42 remotely monitored wells, each equipped with SWEETSense Technology: a GPS/GSM chip, accelerometer, pressure transducer, and SIM card to upload data to the internet via cell network.
With it, donors who funded these projects in late 2014 can check on the well they funded from their smartphone before going to bed, or in line at the grocery store. But more importantly, when something goes wrong, a technician will be alerted automatically by text message to get water flowing again. We're all in this together - you, The Water Project, our partners, and the communities we serve together.
As always, we'll report back to you with photos, stories, and the GPS coordinates of your project so you can see the faces and read the stories of the people whose lives you've helped transform. But it can't end there. We all need to know if water is still flowing in a month, a year, the year after that, and so...
We're making all of this data 100% public as we get it. On your project dashboard, you can see your project's status at any time. Data will be uploaded as we receive it so you can track its functionality over time. We'll use the data to ensure quicker maintenance and more reliable water service. For at least five years, you'll get to check in and stand with us as we serve our neighbors through the challenges and triumphs to come!
100% Transparency. 100% Accountability. We'll show everyone how it's all working.
This commitment is bold. We respect our partners for having the integrity to forge ahead on it with us because nothing is more important to The Water Project than stewarding relationships and keeping the water flowing.
Please give now and be a part of this game-changing innovation with us!
Your monthly gifts keep water flowing. With your investment, we fund local repair teams to assist communities with basic maintenance of their wells as they build up a financial reserve of their own to cover these expenses. Your ongoing support means the good we provide on day one of a project continues for years and years.
Give now to pioneer this new innovation together with us. As always, we’ll apply your gift to a specific project with a full report, GPS coordinates and photos. Then, as monitoring data comes in, you'll see that too!