Safe Water

Give safe water

In many places, drinking a sip of water can be extremely hazardous – even deadly. Sadly, many people in developing countries have no other choice but to get their water from contaminated streams or ponds contamination that causes countless children to die needlessly from diarrhea and typhoid. To help tackle the water crisis, Operation Blessing has a multifold approach that includes deep water wells, community water systems, chlorination projects, water filters and catchment systems to provide solutions for families and communities whose water sources are unsafe and polluted or who have limited access to a safe water source.


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How do you determine the best water solution?

OBI works with communities to determine the best solution based on their needs and available resources. That could mean a water well, rain catchment or cisterns, and even chlorination systems complete with pipes bringing safe water into every home in a village.

How are you making an impact?

Through Operation Blessing’s safe water program, families, villages and communities are given access to clean drinking water water, which helps reduce waterborne illnesses and improve their quality of life. Additionally, special water filters and treatment projects effectively disinfect water supplies.

What about hygiene and sanitation concerns?

With each project, OBI teaches proper hygiene and sanitation to communities according to standards recognized by the United Nations and World Health Organization. In places like Peru, OBI also conducts health education and hygiene training programs in schools.


From community-wide efforts to individual water carriers, Operation Blessing is providing safe water solutions to nations all around the globe by:

  • Building water wells

    Building deep, solar-powered water wells in places like Kenya, where the sun is abundant and droughts frequent. In many communities, young girls sacrificed their education to spend time walking several times a day to water. These wells not only shorten the distance to safe water but also free up their time so they may attend school.

  • H2O water backpacks

    Distributing Pack H2O water backpacks in seven countries in partnership with GREIF. The packs replace buckets women and children previously balanced on their heads to carry water long distances, relieving the women and children of much of the neck pain and headaches associated with collecting water.

  • H2gO Purifier

    Utilizing the H2gO Purifier, a handheld purification tool that is low cost, easy to use and able to generate chlorine disinfectant within minutes, during disasters like the Nepal earthquake and in remote regions to provide safe drinking water to families and entire villages.

  • Desalinating saltwater

    Working to desalinate saltwater for victims of the devastating Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines by partnering with Japanese corporation, Toray.

  • Installing hand pump wells

    Installing conventional hand pump water wells across India, Nigeria and other countries where millions are without access to sources of safe water.

  • Disinfecting hospitals

    Manufacturing chlorine for disinfection in Africa, Haiti and Latin America. One unit currently services the largest hospital in Juba, South Sudan. Others are helping in the fight against Ebola in Liberia.

  • Reservoir tanks

    Constructing concrete catchment systemsor reservoir tanksfor rural communities in Latin America.

Safe Water Projects

Join Operation Blessing and help provide reliable, clean, safe water solutions to those in need. Find out how you can get involved and bring hope to the hurting today!

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