Disaster Response

Water Mission Responds in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20th, and most of the island’s residents continue to lack access to electricity and clean water. Water Mission is currently responding to the dire need for safe water in the following ways:

  • We are working with the EPA and FEMA to address the needs of over 200 rural communities in Puerto Rico that have water systems managed by the Department of Health.
  • To date, we have successfully provided safe water in 39 communities, and we continue to complete installations on a weekly basis.
  • Having successfully installed over 1,100 solar-powered water pumping systems, we are implementing solar-powered solutions in many communities, rebuilding systems that are more resilient and sustainable than they were before.

Please pray for the people of Puerto Rico and for our staff as they work to serve those in dire need. To join our response efforts, please give today.

Providing safe water using solar power is a key focus in our work in Puerto Rico. Enjoy this video, highlighting the long-term impact of the work we’re doing there.

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