Solving Water in Rural America

America is in a water crisis. 50 years after the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972, the water gap still exists – and it’s growing.

Access to clean, safe water affects over 2 million Americans, with 15% of the total U.S. population living in rural America where the brunt of the water crisis is happening.


Despite these daily challenges, rural water hardships remain largely unseen and unmet.

“The reality is that many American families – especially in rural areas – are forced to source their water from rain barrels or other unsanitary means for everyday use and that should not be happening.”

– Chris Long, retired NFL player and founder of the Chris Long Foundation

Read Our Latest Report Outlining the Problems, Progress And Future Action Necessary To Solve The Growing Water Crisis In Rural America.

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Long-Term Strategies to Confronting Rural America’s Water Crisis

“With so many of our neighbors living without this essential resource, the water sector has an opportunity to help.”

– Susan O’Grady, senior director of marketing, Building Services & Agriculture


Xylem Watermark, Xylem’s social responsibility program, will match all donations – click on this link to support struggling American families.

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Learn More About Xylem’s Commitment to Bringing Water to Communities in Need

Hometown H2O

Learn about Xylem’s partnership with Waterboys’ Hometown H2O program, focused on providing clean water to American communities, households and schools.

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Water Well Donation Stories

Watch video case stories of rural families in different regions of the United States impacted by water insecurity who have benefited from the donation of a water well.

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Xylem Watermark

Find out how Xylem’s corporate social responsibility program is engaging employees and stakeholders to create community value and address water challenges.

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