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.
In October, Premier hosted a technical expo in Jacksonville, Florida. We featured new technologies and highlighted technical services we provide.
- Aquafilm 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.
Premier 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.
Premier 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.
What 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!
Due 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.
Our 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.
Our 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.