Water Well Trust Brings Clean Drinking Water to Rogers Families.

Water Well Trust Brings Clean Drinking Water to Rogers Families.

Six families in the Rogers, Arkansas area are now getting access to safe drinking water in their homes for the first time thanks to the financial assistance of the Water Well Trust, a national non-profit. The six families have been hauling water to use in their homes and buying bottled water for drinking and cooking for over 15 years. This posed both a physical and financial hardship for the families. The cost for extending public water service was prohibitive for both the families and water suppliers. According to Caroline Eastman of the Arkansas Department of Health, “Being out in what many consider to be affluent Benton County, it amazes me that there are still so many pockets of population that do not have access to clean water, either because they have contaminated wells, no wells, or no access to public water. The Water Systems Council is the only national non-profit dedicated to promoting the wider use of wells as modern, affordable and safe drinking water systems. Frazee and her neighbors were just the kind of people the Water Systems Council had envisioned working with through the new non-profit. It is estimated that more than a million households in the United States do not have access to safe drinking water.

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