The Waterstep mission
WaterStep responds to critical needs for safe water by evaluating and implementing solutions and teaching people to use those tools.
WaterStep saves lives with safe water by empowering communities to take care of their own long-term water needs. We believe that the best solutions to water problems are rooted in simple tools and effective training.
We also provide safe water solutions to areas impacted by disaster, arming first-responders and survivalists with the equipment and knowledge to support those in need.
Our approach is built around simplicity and sustainability, which can literally mean the difference between life and death.
Waterstep sends aid to hurricane florence survivors
During relief efforts, WaterStep sends disaster relief kits and mobile disaster water carts. This equipment provides a simple, low-cost way to get a large amount (up to 10,000 gallons per day) of safe water to survivors for drinking, showering, cleaning, and other uses.
Among the most critical things for people living through the aftermath of a disaster are safe water and disinfection.
Donate to our disaster relief fund today!
WaterStep manufactures and provides products that make water safe to drink. They’re available for sale to mission teams, humanitarians, disaster relief agencies, and survivalists. All proceeds support WaterStep’s mission to save lives with safe water.
Through the generous funding of WaterStep donors and volunteers, we can offer solutions for water treatment, health education, hand pump repair, and hand well drilling at no cost to developing countries worldwide.
Browse safe water solutions for your water project at the Water Products for Good store.
Profiles & highlights
Don't you just love it when children lead the way? That is the back story for Emmanuel Olupot, whose family lives in Uganda. Emmanuel's twelve-year-old daughter has a pen pal in the US. In the midst of their correspondence she mentioned that people were sick all the time in her community and she wished she could help them. Being an encouraging father Emmanuel began to make plans for the soon to be water project, really not expecting the impact it would have on his community.
Jordan Maiden has volunteered with WaterStep for over five years. Recently, Jordan and family traveled to Mchinji, Malawi with a friend on the campaign trail. Water became the topic and Jordan contacted WaterStep for additional equipment. Safe water, Health Education and bleach disinfectant are now available to this remote village. Making a difference in people's lives, but most importantly the children of this community know that there is hope for healthy future.
Dr. Cindy M. Figueroa
Meet Cindy, we are so glad we did! In the depths of chaos, you often find a gem. That's what happened when WaterStep responded to Puerto Rico's cry for help following Hurricane Maria. With no electricity, road closures and all communications compromised, it was not an easy task to communicate to leadership about the equipment and training. The team would need to travel to the outlying communities. For days, Cindy helped direct the team to these locations.