S4 Has Raised $56K for Charity: Water

The ICS community understands what automation can bring to the delivery of key services like power, transportation and … water. It is amazing what a difference basic water systems can make to a village that doesn’t have ready access to clean water.

Total Raised At S4x19, x20 and cancelled x21: $57,924

This money is being used to create and maintain water wells in small Ugandan villages. We will have more information available at S4x22 on the specific systems built with the S4x19 and x20 funds, including GPS coordinates and the number of people in the villages.

The average charity: water Project is between $10K and $20K. For example, an $18K project built a piped system with tap stands that provided water to a town of 475 in Niger. The system used a borehole drilled deep into the ground with a submersible pump powered by solar panels. From the source, water is pumped into an elevated storage tank nearby. Through a pipeline network, water is distributed by gravity to individual tap stands located in one or more communities. 

———– Learn More About How Charity: Water Does It ———–

Many of us have no idea what it’s like to be thirsty. We have plenty of water to drink — even the water in our toilets is clean! But many people around the world don’t have that luxury. Every day, about 1,400 children die from diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

There are simple solutions like drilled wells, spring protections and BioSand filters that help provide clean water to communities around the world. 100% of the money will be used to build clean water projects, and when they’re complete, charity: water will send us photos and GPS coordinates so we can see the exact community we helped.