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Premier Water & Energy Technology, Inc. is passionate about water. Water is what we do, and we are committed to helping others around the world have safe drinking water. Premier is proud to support organizations like charity: water and Pure Water for the World. These organizations serve the under-served in areas where safe drinking water is a precious commodity. In addition, Premier is involved in an array of charitable endeavors in our community and across the Southeast.

Partnering with Pure Water for the World

Premier Water has partnered with Pure Water for the World (PPW) for an exciting water project in El Tablazo, Honduras. El Tablazo is a small community located in the Trojes region of Honduras. There are 23 families, with 108 residents in total. This community is located about an hour from the Coco River (previously called the Segovia River), which divides Honduras from Nicaragua. The river is mostly used to transport commercial goods from La Mosquitía, Honduras to Nicaragua, but is also used for recreation during the summer.

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In this region, water quality is a major concern. Results from the water quality test, conducted in November 2019, demonstrated extremely high levels of e-coli (170 counts) and have high levels of turbidity, especially during the rainy season. 34% of the families practice open defecation and the conditions of water and sanitation at the local school of Francisco Morazán are deplorable, with 13 children and one teacher having to practice open defecation, with no place to wash their hands and no place for girls to manage menstruation.

With Premier Water’s sponsorship of El Tablazo, all 23 homes and the community school will gain sustainable access to clean water and sanitation. Families will receive BioSand Water Filters and learn to safely use this water for drinking, bathing, washing, and cleaning. The eight families that do not have a safe and reliable latrine, will learn how to build a latrine, receiving detailed instruction, materials and follow-up from PWW to support the proper construction and use of their home latrine.

Hygiene education will be provided to all members of the community, including:

  • Environmental hygiene, which includes water source protection practices;
  • Home hygiene;
  • Personal hygiene;
  • Menstrual hygiene management.

Community members will select Community Agents, leaders from the community who volunteer to serve as an extension of the PWW team. They receive additional training about the water filters, including how to install them correctly and how to maintain them. Community Agents are assigned three homes to support and monitor. They visit these homes to ensure families are using their tools and hygiene practices correctly and effectively.

Premier is excited to see the completion of this water project and to help give the community of El Tablazo a safer and cleaner place to live and go to school.

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charity: water – Project 5, Niger Has Begun

In August, Premier Water funded our next water project with charity:  water.  Here is what charity: water told us about the region:

“Niger has over three billion cubic meters of drinkable water available underground, but few can afford to build systems to bring it to the surface. Located in the Sahel, one of the harshest contexts in the world, Niger is prone to droughts, floods, political instability, and extremist violence.

Maradi Region, where we partner with World Vision Niger, is home to over 3.8 million people and is the 2nd most populated region in Niger. Many people access their drinking water through unimproved sources, like unprotected open wells. Low sanitation coverage rates in this part of Niger make effective WASH programming is especially important.”

 Working with Word Vision Niger, the amount we funded will be used to construct a new well with a hand pump.  We should be getting an update on the progress of this project this month, and we are looking forward to sharing that with you.

Premier Expo 2019

In October, Premier hosted a technical expo in Jacksonville, Florida. We featured new technologies and highlighted technical services we provide.

  • Premier Expo 2019 Event PhotoAquafilm V – An all-in-one solution that forms an ultra-thin protective molecular film barrier between metal surfaces and water to prevent corrosion and scaling as well as control pH levels whilst removing existing deposits.
  • Moss – A green treatment alternative used to inhibit scale, decrease corrosion, and remove microbiological contaminants.
  • InSight – SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions real-time data acquisition software.
  • Premier 20/20 – Premier’s point-of-use delivery, feed, and control equipment system.
  • Water Management Plans – As part of your water safety team, Premier can be a valuable resource for waterborne pathogen testing, disinfections, and secondary disinfections.
  • Sustainable Oxidant Technology – An exciting alternative to cooling tower water treatment.

If you weren’t able to attend and would like to learn more about any of these technologies, please contact your Water Treatment Consultant.

charity: water – Uganda, Project 4

charity water project
Our fourth project we funded for charity: water completed in Uganda in August 2019. Please continue reading the letter we received from Julia Gallus, Water Programs Manager at charity: water describing the project. "At the end of 2017, you decided to be part of ending the water crisis by making a substantial investment in charity: water's work in Uganda. The impact you have as a Water Project Sponsor is truly transformative, and we are celebrating with you today as you learn more about the work you've made possible! 100% of your generous donation funded one well with a hand pump for people living in the Bugiri and Namayingo Districts of Uganda. Thanks to you, we're one step closer to making sure that every single person on the planet has access to clean and safe water. Your donation was part of a $1,501,404.79 commitment that funded 156 projects and brought clean water to 55,805 people!

To ensure the long-term sustainability of the projects you've funded, our local partner, GOAL, has developed a rigorous procedure for implementing water points. This procedure ensures that water projects are constructed with technical excellence and the ability to withstand Uganda's complex conditions, including low pH and low water tables." It is awesome to see how something we often take for granted, like clean water, can change the lives of so many people. We are truly grateful that we are able to be a part of the change. You can click here to learn more about this project and enter GPS coordinates 0.61038, 33.79497.

Inn Ministry

Inn Ministry LogoPremier Water & Energy Technology, Inc. was able to provide some much-needed household items for the Inn Ministry, a non-profit organization that provides a home for pregnant and homeless moms to be.  The sheets and pillowcases were greatly appreciated.

Fishing for Kids

Fishing for Kids Group PhotoPremier Water & Energy Technology, Inc. sponsored a boat in the Fishing for Kids Tournament held by UF Health Shands.  The event raised $28481.61 in funds to benefit the pediatric patients at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.   Miracles happen when we work together.

Dreams Come True

Dreams Come True GroupWhat do you give your boss for Christmas?  This is a question we ask ourselves at Premier every year, starting in November.  We want to get something he will enjoy but doesn’t just sit around, something that will create a memory and still lets him know how much we appreciate him.  This year we decided to donate his Christmas gifts to Dreams Come True.  Dreams Come True is a local charity that grants a wish to children who are fighting life-threatening illnesses.

With the money we were able to raise through our employees and a dollar for dollar match from Premier Water & Energy Technology, we were able to send Kyrie and her family to their dream Disney vacation!  The best part was that we were able to host the party with Dreams Come True at Premier.  Kyrie and her family joined us for the afternoon, and we had cookies and Kilwin’s ice cream and watched the Dreams Come True presentation about their trip.  This ended up being the best Christmas present we ever gave!

Living Hope Project

Living Hope Pond with Tarp ProjectDue to the severe drought in South Africa, the community of Fish Hoek has lost its main water source for drinking water. The pond that was usually full of water had evaporated, and because the ground was so dry, the little rain they did get was immediately soaked into the arid ground. Premier helped fund a project with Living Hope to lay a tarp over the pond that will collect the rainwater before it seeps into the ground. In this picture, you can see a small pool of water that has formed from the last rain. Living Hope seeks to reach people for Christ, bringing hope and breaking the despair of poverty and disease through healthcare, substance abuse recovery, life skills, and economic empowerment.

charity: water – Bangladesh, Project 3

Bangledesh Latrines ProjectOur third project we funded for charity: water was completed in Bangladesh in September of 2017. Premier funded a water project that provided a water point and sanitation facilities at the Maheshwaripur Najd Kantaram Memorial United Academy. The 235 students and teachers will now have access to clean and safe drinking water.

In our completion letter, the CEO of charity: water, Scott Harrison, told us a story from his experience in Bangladesh. He wrote, “In Bangladesh, No. 57 Government Primary School didn’t have a bathroom. A student named Khadija used a neighbor’s toilet who lived close to school. However, boys in the neighborhood would follow her and yell at her. One day a crew of kids crushed stones on top of Khadija’s head. The teasing was mostly about being poor. “You have to go someplace else to get water – to beg for water!” “I’d feel really bad coming to school,” Khadija said. “I’d tell my parents that the boys are bullies, and I shouldn’t have to go to school.” However, now, she and more than 300 students at her school have separate latrines for boys and girls. The students and teachers received training in handwashing, personal hygiene, disease prevention, and menstrual hygiene. All of this has helped drive down waterborne illness by 15%. The kids are healthier, and more kids show up for school each day, too!”

You can click here to learn more about this project and enter GPS coordinates 22.44309, 89.36301.

charity: water – Ethiopia, Project 2

Ethiopia Project March 2015Our second project we funded for charity: water was completed in March 2015. A hand-dug well was installed to give the 670 students and teachers of Meshil Elementary School clean and safe drinking water. In recalling a memory, Scott Harrison, CEO of charity water wrote, “A grieving village elder, bursting out in anger and frustration after a well has been drilled in his village. “Do you mean to tell me that clean water was here…beneath our feet…this whole time, and we’ve been breaking our backs, walking for hours to get dirty water from a swamp?’.”

Premier, is so proud to fund these projects on behalf of our customers and prospects. When we receive the images from the communities that now have safe drinking water, it is very heart-warming and makes us appreciate the abundance of water we have access to, and often take for granted. You can click here to learn more about this project and enter GPS coordinates 13.9589, 39.47497.

Contact us to discuss your water concerns. We offer a number of water treatment options throughout the southeastern US.