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 20 communities, and we are completing assessments as quickly as possible every day.
  • We have four staff members on the ground working around the clock to meet the needs of people in these communities often referred to as “the forgotten mile.”

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 produced by FEMA to see the direct impact that solar-powered water systems are having on one community.