Water well for retired Oregon couple
Steve and Lana Gleason, a retired couple living in Jewell, Oregon, relied on a nearby river for washing and a spring for drinking water. For 34 years they’ve made due without a traditional residential water system, until recently. Xylem Inc., in partnership with Hometown H2O (the domestic arm of Chris Long’s Waterboys) and with the support of local businesses, were able to provide the couple with access to clean water. Although successful, finding water access to drill a water well on the Gleason’s property presented many challenges.
Now, the Gleason’s property features a newly drilled water well and running water thanks to the support of volunteers and professionals. This is the third project Hometown H2O project. Click here to read the full story.
East Texas family gifted with clean, running water
Several local families in Jacksonville, Texas, received a donated water well system as beneficiaries of Hometown H2O – a domestic water program that’s working to bring access to clean and sustainable water to the more than two million Americans without it. The property is home to 11 residents who, prior to the new water well, relied on rain barrels to collect water for everyday use and traveled to a filling station for potable drinking water. They now have access to clean, running water for the first time. Click here for the full story.