Supporting Clean Water Efforts on World Water Day — and Every Day
How many times have you used water today? To wash your hands, brush your teeth or to drink? Here in the U.S., it’s easy to lose count and take clean water for granted. Today is World Water Day, a day designated by the United Nations to focus on taking action to tackle the water crisis. According to the World Water Day website, 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home — affecting their health, education and livelihoods. Aligning with the goals of World Water Day, we want to highlight the important work that Splash is doing to bring clean water around the world. Founded in 2007 by Eric Stowe, Splash is a nonprofit organization that provides clean drinking water to children in orphanages, schools, hospitals, street shelters and rescue homes. Antunes began working with Splash soon after its inception, and in 2011, we named Splash as our corporate charity. To date, Splash has purchased and installed more than 1,140 of our water filtration systems that provide clean water to more than 400,000 people each day in Nepal, China, India, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Thailand and Vietnam. The reliable Antunes water filtration systems provide the necessary means to generate clean water, utilizing Splash’s established networks to complete the installation projects in a timely manner and manage the projects on an ongoing basis. In addition to being a valued product supplier, we also support the organization through financial donations from corporate initiatives and events, such as our golf outing, which have raised a total of more than $215,000 for Splash. The 2017 golf outing was the most successful to date —raising $70,000 thanks to the generosity of the event’s sponsors and participants and the Antunes team members that helped make it possible. In February 2018, Antunes CEO Glenn Bullock and VP of administration Jane Antunes Bullock traveled to India and Nepal to see Splash’s work firsthand. Together with the local Splash teams, they visited the schools and communities benefitting from access to clean, safe drinking water. “Not only did we see how the filtration systems, water fountains, and hand washing stations are being used, but we also got to experience the children’s fun games and songs that educate them about hygiene,” said Jane Antunes Bullock. “It is remarkable how so many lives are uplifted and protected through Splash, and how much of a real difference we can all make,” said Glenn Bullock. Through our work with Splash, we better understand the need for clean water and have seen the life-changing impact of their programs. We’re proud to partner with them today, World Water Day, and every day. Learn more about the Antunes partnership with Splash with a personal take from Jane Antunes Bullock and see how Antunes equipment helped deliver water to those in need after the Nepalese earthquake in this case study.

This article was originally published in March 2017 and was updated with new information in March 2018.