Bring clean water to the world

Join Waterdrop for a life-changing experience.

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Turn your everyday tasks into clean, safe water.

Every time you learn about, select or specify Xylem products, you collect drops. For every drop you collect, Xylem puts money toward building water towers for schools and communities in need. Let the simple steps you take each day create a better life for children and families all over the world. You may even win a once-in-a-lifetime volunteer trip to help Xylem build a tower. Together, let’s solve water.


Thanks to people like you, we’re changing lives every day—collecting drops for simple daily tasks, and turning those drops into clean water for thousands of people worldwide. Start collecting your drops now to help others, and be sure you’re entered in the next volunteer trip drawing.

  • Drops

    for 1.27 towers

  • Drops Needed


  • Calendar

    MAY 14, 2018

  • Clean Water

    liters of clean water produced to date through Waterdrop, based on estimated daily tower production

  • People Benefited

    individuals have new access to clean water

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Change lives with your own hands

Change lives with your own hands

Work hard in challenging conditions—and make a sustainable difference that you can be proud of all your life. See how you can win the opportunity to help build a water tower for a community in need.

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"One of the best things I've done in my life"

Waterdrop volunteers traveled to the Philippines to build our first two water towers.

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Who can go on a volunteer trip?

Trips to build a water tower are open to Waterdrop participants—everyone who learns about, selects and specifies Xylem products, and is willing and in physical shape to join in this life-changing adventure.

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  • Children who must collect water have less time for school.

    Water Facts
  • 4.000 children die every day from water-related illness.

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  • 50 percent of hospital beds worldwide are occupied by people with water-borne illness.

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  • At least 1.8 billion people use a drinking-water source contaminated with feces.

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  • Half a million people each year die from diarrhea due to contaminated drinking water.

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  • Better water, sanitation and hygiene could save the lives of 361.000 children under age 5 each year.

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  • 443 million school days are lost each year due to water-related illness.

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  • 768 million people do not use an improved source of drinking water.

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  • Proved: Access to safe water and adequate sanitation is one of the most efficient ways to improve health.

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How the water tower works

Waterdrop teams construct water towers that can be installed in one day and operate without power, using filtration to produce safe, clean water.

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Like you, Xylem is committed to solving water

Waterdrop is your bridge to Watermark, Xylem’s corporate citizenship program, which has provided safe water and sanitation to millions of people around the world.

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