Water4 Foundation

Every 20 seconds a child dies as a result of poor sanitation. That’s 1.5 million preventable deaths each year. (UN)

With children particularly at risk from water-related diseases, access to improved sources of water can result in better health and therefore better school attendance, with longer-term consequences for their lives (WHO)

Enrollment rates for girls have been shown to improve by over 15% when provided with clean water and toilet facility, because girls no longer have to walk miles every day to fetch water. (UN)

Women and children bear the burdens disproportionately, often spending six hours or more each day fetching water for their families and communities. (UN)

2,000 Children under five years of age die every day from waterborne illness due to the lack of safe water, sanitation, and basic hygiene. (CDC)

Diarrhea is a leading killer of children, accounting for 90% of all deaths among children under the age of 5. (UNICEF, WHO)

Malnutrition, due to dirty water, inadequate sanitation, and hygiene, is estimated to lead to death in 2,350 children under the age of five each day. (World Health Organization)

Lack of access to sanitation for girls reaching puberty becomes a central cultural and human health issue, contributing to female illiteracy and low levels of education, and contributing to a cycle of poor health for pregnant women and their children. (UN)

Water4 is dedicated to eradicating the global water crisis. We do this through a business-based approach that equips and empowers people to eradicate their own water crisis through faith, entrepreneurship, education and technology.

Our History

Richard and Terri are co-owners of Pumps of Oklahoma, a wholesaler distributor and manufacturer of water well drilling, pumping and water treatment equipment.

In 2005, Richard had an opportunity to travel to China and use his corporate expertise to bring clean water to the people of a remote community using a solar pump. This experience gave him a heart for learning more about the world water crisis, and finding how he could be part of the solution.

Richard and Terri founded Water4 in 2008 with the mission of eradicating the world water crisis. In their work in the developing world, the Greenlys became aware of the difficulty of taking sophisticated machinery into remote, rural areas to drill one well for a village. They began researching alternate solutions, and after much searching, Richard reached out to an old friend, Steve Stewart, to discuss the possibility of designing something entirely new.

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