Lone Star Prize

Clean Water for All Texans

Texas Water Trade

We propose a nonprofit water service provider that provides clean water to households most in need by deploying affordable onsite water treatment systems.

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Two-page overview of proposal
Competition Participation
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Lone Star Prize
Subject
WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)
Current Work Location(s):
  • El Paso County, Texas, United States
  • Hays County, Texas, United States
  • Travis County, Texas, United States
  • El Paso County, Texas, United States
  • Hays County, Texas, United States
  • Dallas County, Texas, United States
  • Denton County, Texas, United States
  • Tarrant County, Texas, United States
Priority Population(s):
  • Families
  • Multiracial people
  • Economically disadvantaged people
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 6. Clean water and sanitation
  • 8. Decent work and economic growth
  • 10. Reduced inequalities

Executive Summary

Nearly 140,000 Texans lack access to clean water services with millions more facing water quality challenges. The problem is pervasive across geographies, income levels and race, but communities of color are disproportionately affected. And the growing population and price of water will exacerbate the situation. In response, Texas Water Trade proposes to launch a subsidiary that will install and maintain affordable onsite water treatment systems at a monthly fee below what the lowest income Texans pay today to supplement unsafe drinking water with bottled water—making reliable, clean water available to all Texans. Our business model allows for building community trust by training a local workforce for cost- effective, reliable delivery. After the 5-year ramp-up period, future customer subscription payments and capital raised will allow us to self-sufficiently deploy our solution to whoever needs it.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Texas Water Trade

website: https://texaswatertrade.org/
Organization Headquarters
Texas, United States
Organization ID
83-2740232
Annual Operating Budget
$1.0 to 5 Million
Number of Full-time Employees
< 10
Type
Non-profit

Charity, fund, non-governmental organization, religious institution, school, or other entity