785 million people lack
basic access to safe water

Safe drinking water is critical to life. Without it, families walk miles for water that makes them sick, spend their income on medication, and struggle to send their children to school. The global water crisis impacts 785 million people—1 in 10 people—on the planet today.The good news: This is entirely preventable. We can end the crisis in our lifetime.

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Clean Water Changes Everything


Every two minutes, a child dies from a preventable waterborne illness. Without safe drinking water, families rely on contaminated water that makes them sick. It’s estimated that 829,000 people die each year as a result of unsafe drinking water and poor sanitation and hygiene.


It’s estimated that 443 million school days are lost each year due to water-related illnesses. In water-stressed communities, children spend their days walking to gather water rather than going to school. Access to safe water and improved sanitation gives kids greater health and confidence, resulting in better attendance and more positive outcomes for their futures.


When families aren’t spending their income on treating waterborne illnesses or their time walking for water, they can invest in things like running a business and education. For every $1 invested in safe water and sanitation, a yield of $5 to $28 USD is returned in increased economic activity and reduced health care costs.


In 80% of households without safe water, women and girls are responsible for gathering the day’s water, taking them away from activities like working and going to school. And when it comes to giving birth, a lack of safe water in health centers results in up to 8% of all maternal deaths globally. Safe water and sanitation creates a safer environment for women, one where women can live, pursue their dreams, and flourish as God intends.

Ending the Water Crisis in Guatemala

Over 90% of fresh water sources in Guatemala are undrinkable

Dual drilling technology

Guatemala’s geography is very diverse, making drilling very challenging. Due to these challenging conditions, AguaGuate utilizes both air and mud rotary technology in their drilling operations.

Air rotary

The air rotary drilling system is primarily designed for drilling and consolidated formations, offering good penetration rates and quick cuttings removal.

Mud rotary

The mud rotary well drilling method is considered a closed-loop system. That is, the mud is cleaned of its cuttings and then is recirculated back down the borehole.

Deep drilling capacity

The SpeedStar has the capacity to drill a 6½” borehole to a depth of 1,190 ft. with a 20k pull up force and a 14k down force.

Seismo-electric technology

We utilize the GF6 instrument as an effective, robust, and affordable system for groundwater exploration, mapping aquifers by measuring the seismoelectric signals produced by them.

Pump installation

We spec out and install any electric submersible pump you would like and plumb out pressure tanks ready for your main supply line.