The Simple Solution
Water4 is dedicated to providing sustainable, widely-accessible and inexpensive water solutions. We do this through a business-based approach that puts the solution in the hands of the people who need it.
Rather than taking expensive, sophisticated machinery into the most remote areas of the world, Water4 has developed a highly effective manual drilling system, capable of reaching the previously unreachable. By using easily transferable technology, Water4′s method is both affordable and replicable. Water4 is able to show communities that access to clean water is within their control by training, equipping and supporting nationals, thus creating independence rather than reliance on outside aid.
This transfer of technology allows men and women all over the world to develop their own water well drilling or pump manufacturing businesses, and provides local partners desperately needed jobs along with life-sustaining water.
Using proven, centuries-old technology, Water4 is able to drill wells for a fraction of the cost of mechanically drilled wells. In many places where economic scarcity is the only barrier to accessing clean water, this method ensures that the most remote rural areas can be reached.
Water4 also developed a revolutionary PVC hand pump, the Access 1.2 — named from the 1.2 billion people who lack access to clean water. The Access 1.2 utilizes common parts that can be sourced in practically any country in the world. It has been tested up to 3.2 million strokes without failure and has proved to be an inexpensive and reliable solution to the water crisis in communities throughout the world.
children die each day from unclean water
Water4 Training Video
See how Water4 is using innovative technology to impact the world water crisis.
Water as a Business
A first-hand account of using water well drilling as a business to change lives.