About Us


Welcome to Plumbers Without Borders!

We are a grass-roots, volunteer-driven organization. We extend an open invitation to everyone, whether you’d like to volunteer your plumbing expertise, help us grow as an organization, support us with social media,  project recommendations, news stories, educational outreach, fundraising, committees,  your participation is important in any and all ways!

Our formation:

Following the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and inspired by the generosity of plumbers everywhere to share their time and skills with people suffering from water and sanitation poverty, two retired Seattle plumbers and their wives, began Plumbers Without Borders. 

We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

Our mission:

To connect and mobilize volunteer plumbers and industry resources with organizations and projects dedicated to safe water and sanitation.

PWB is building an online database network of volunteers, organizations and projects, which we hope will become a legacy platform for “giving back”, for everyone connected with our industry.  We believe that by connecting plumbing volunteers and industry resources with organizations and their projects, everyone benefits, and we move closer to reaching the ultimate goal of improving health in all communities, worldwide.

Our Vision:

Our vision is a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation – where senseless suffering and disease is eradicated by the implementation of appropriate plumbing and sanitary systems.

Training and education, in the prevention of water-borne diseases, and the implementation of safe and sustainable sanitary systems is critical to building and improving local capacity in all communities, whether developed or developing.

All building trades and related services and products are welcome and needed.

Our Global Database:

The 3 main components of our global database are:

  1. Volunteers
  2. Organizations
  3. Projects

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A brief history of our first 5 years and Annual Reports :

2015 Annual report (with a brief history of our first 5 years)