where did we start?

Trashwater grew out of a sickness. While on a trip to Egypt, Trashwater’s co-founder and executive director, Joshua Sanders, was hospitalized after being exposed to unsafe drinking water. That sickness led to questions and those questions eventually led to action. in 2010, Trashwater was born with a mission to help provide clean water access to urban poor within developing nations.

Why do we do it?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1.4 million children die every year due to unclean water and poor sanitation conditions. That is an astounding 4000 deaths every day and at least 1 death every 20 seconds. At Trashwater we believe that access to clean, potable water is a basic human right and it is this belief that drives us to do our part.

What have we done?

Trashwater has implemented and continually maintains 6 UV purification systems and has distributed more than 200 ceramic bucket filtration units in the Managua, Nicaragua area. The 6 UV systems provide fresh water to approximately 5000 students every day while the 200 ceramic filters each serve an individual family for all their at-home water needs.