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.

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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!

What we do

WaterStep’s work in the international WASH program is changing lives.

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Water & Well Repair

Community members learn how to use appropriate water solutions for their unique problems. Whether it is treating their existing water, repairing a broken well, or transporting and containing water. WaterStep believes that the community needs to take ownership of their own water supply.

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Sanitation

Teaching about proper disposal of waste and the use of disinfectant in homes, clinics and feeding centers can reduce the cases of diarrhea by 32%. Proper sanitation is one of the largest problems the world faces today. Simple steps with simple solutions is a great place to begin to tackle the problem.

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Hygiene Education

Every water project is paired with Health Education. Teaching about hand washing, disease transmission and the importance of staying hydrated are a few of the many lessons. Fun and interactive ways of teaching Health Education make a lasting impression and can improve the health of a community by 45%.

WaterStep Products

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.

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people worldwide lack access to safe, clean water
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of all diseases worldwide are caused by contaminated water
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people die every year from water-related diseases
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SHOES FOR WATER

Help save lives by donating your used shoes or hosting a shoe drive.

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Training

Attend a training session for water chlorination, health education or well repair.

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WaterStep Products

View the products that Waterstep manufactures that make water safe to drink.

Profiles & highlights

Waterstep - Home - Emmanuel Olupot

Emmanuel Olupot

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.

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Jordan Maiden

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.

Waterstep - Home - Dr Cindy Figueroa

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.

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