Water Project Brings Safe Drinking Water to the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Community

Aug 29, 2021 | General

Water-generating Hydropanels installed on the reservation to provide clean drinking water for its residents

Project is the result of a unique partnership between one2one USA Foundation and SOURCE Global, the developer of an innovative drinking water system 

An initial installation of water-generating SOURCE Hydropanels are providing residents of The Confederated Tribe of Warm Springs with a more reliable source of clean drinking water. 

The Challenge: The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs in central Oregon have struggled with an outdated and failing water system that has resulted in frequent water shutoffs, boil advisories, and unsafe water to drink.

The Solution: In partnership with the one2one USA Foundation and the Warm Springs Economic Development Corporation, two Donors, residents of Oregon, have initiated a multi-staged SOURCE Field project which is underway to provide a centralized clean drinking water supply for the entire community. 

Water insecurity is an often overlooked but pervasive problem in the U.S. Today, more than 2 million Americans do not have basic access to running water. Millions more can’t get water that is safe enough to drink. Hydropanels, developed by Source Global, are a one-of-a-kind, renewable water technology that makes clean, pollutant-free drinking water from air and sunlight. The collected water is then mineralized for ideal composition and taste, making premium-quality drinking water a readily available resource. 

But while the Hydropanels are an ideal solution for the Warm Springs Tribe, the purchase and installation cost would have been insurmountable without additional assistance. To make the project a reality, the community and SOURCE Global partnered with one2one USA Foundation, a nonprofit with a unique model that allows individual donors to develop and fund programs they care about. Donors worked through one2one to provide the funding needed to purchase and install a field of Hydropanels with an eye towards a larger project in the future. 

“This project has enabled our Donors to provide direct access to clean water in communities that they care about.” said Wendy Prager, Executive Director of one2one USA. “With our partnership with SOURCE, one2one is committed to making an impact on the water insecurity problem across the United States. We truly believe we have a charitable solution that is economical, enduring and sustainable.” 

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