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Pentair Invests $5 Million in Honduras Safe Water Project

A young girl collects safe water from a Water Mission safe water treatment system in Honduras.
A young girl collects safe water from a Water Mission safe water treatment system in Honduras.

Water Mission and Pentair recently announced our next initiative to deliver safe drinking water and improved sanitation to 150,000 people in Western Honduras. The $5 million project expands on Water Mission’s first collaborative effort with Pentair that began in 2007 and impacted over 300,000 lives in the Department of Colón, Honduras. The new initiative — Project Safe Water Western Honduras — represents ongoing contributions by both Water Mission and Pentair towards reaching U.N. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 6) number six, which focuses on ensuring safe water is available and sustainable for all by 2030. Read More

Meet the Berkmans: Putting Faith into Action

The Berkman family, front, stand with Scott Linebrink and Water Mission Haiti staff by a water treatment house funded by the family.
The Berkman family, front, stand with Scott Linebrink and Water Mission Haiti staff by a water treatment house funded by the family.

For Lance Berkman, a six-time MLB All Star, life took a dramatic shift after he retired from a successful 15-year career. Berkman played professional baseball for the Houston Astros, New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, and Texas Rangers. The transition from the spotlight to coaching his local high school baseball team and shuttling four daughters to school happened abruptly. Often, this life change at middle age does more than just affect an athlete’s psyche, but a strong faith foundation led Lance and his wife, Cara, into new and exciting territories. Read More

Latrine Study: EcoSan vs. Pour-Flush

Villa Maria, Indiana, Peru - February 7, 2015
Villa Maria, Indiana, Peru - February 7, 2015

Content and research contributed by Kristen Check.  To date, Water Mission has installed more than 17,000 pour-flush latrines in developing countries around the world using a standard industry model toilet that ensures the separation of waste from the user. In an effort to explore other models of sanitation, especially for situations where pour-flush toilets might not be a viable option, Water Mission, with funding from Rotary International, conducted a study to compare two models of sanitation: pour-flush pit latrines and Ecological Sanitation. Read More

World Toilet Day

When you’ve grown up with a toilet your entire life, it’s quite hard to imagine how life would be without one. For over one-third of the people on this earth, that’s every day. No place of privacy. Dangerous walks outside of your community. A higher likelihood of leaving school if you’re a young girl. A greater chance of catching diarrhea, cholera, dysentery and well, the list goes on. Read More