Plumbers Without Borders extends our deepest gratitude to all the generous volunteer plumbers, apprentices, family members, their communities, our partners, and our industry’s leaders, sponsors, and donors, who made this all possible! We extend a special shout-out of gratitude to Water Mission for partnering with PWB!

Thanks to their quick response and expertise in disaster recovery events, PWB was able to leverage the strength of our growing database of volunteer plumbers, who also responded very quickly and with an enthusiastic willingness to lend their time and skills to help our fellow Americans.

To drive our efforts and ensure success, PWB’s longest-standing supporter, American Standard, stepped up immediately to help fund volunteer plumbers’ travel expenses, as well as to help support PWB’s capacity to respond.



PWB teamed up with Water Mission to help as many people as possible, following the damages caused by the recent round of freezing temperatures and ensuing water crisis that affected more than 14 million people.

The initial and immediate need was for licensed plumbers who could drive to Austin with their truck and tools… and potentially stocked with plumbing pipe and fittings …as there was no guarantee piping materials will be readily available.

Volunteer plumbers were based in the Austin area with recovery efforts managed by Water Mission and their local partner, Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN).

All efforts were prioritized to address the most under-resourced residents with the most urgent needs.

Water Mission is a Christian international disaster response and water engineering organization with staff located in Austin, Texas. Learn more at: www.watermission.org

Read the latest article in Contractor Magazine here

International Rescue Committee (Phoenix) is seeking plumbing assistance (volunteers) to renovate/upgrade and expand water distribution and drainage systems in their existing aquaponic farm garden community food hub. Volunteer update status in process.
Potential plumbing volunteers having experience with ADA bathroom design/installation, and or irrigation and specialty piping systems are also encouraged to participate in the pre-planning design process.

Project location and description:
CamelbackYard Community Food Hub:
1616 Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85015

Priority Items- Phase 1:

  •  Assess existing plumbing infrastructure onsite for usability and connection to city sewer system.
  • ADA Bathroom planning and installation: ADA accessible restroom on site, in the Front House, and
    connection for trailer with ADA bathroom.

Phase 2:

  •  Develop specifications for improvements to greenhouse wash sink
  •  Assess aquaponics system for potential improvements or maintenance
  •  Develop Specifications for urban farm irrigation system?

Project Contact: Beth Anne Martin – Contact email : bethanne.martin@rescue.org
Contact phone : 4807932162

https://camelbackyard.weebly.com/

20150915_134917   Volunteers Initiative Nepal  initiated its disaster relief project to help victims right after the massive earthquake on 25th Aprll, 2015.  They have completed two phases of disaster relief …. and can use your help…..

Click link below to the Volunteers Initiative Nepal -website for more details about water and sanitation projects…. Thank you!

https://www.volunteersinitiativenepal.org/post-disaster-relief-reconstruction-sustainability/

One day after working at the site of the KFDCO (Kidney Failure Dialysis Charity Clinic), presently under construction in Addis Ababa, I noticed a large sign displaying a plumbing product training session at the entrance to the Ghion Hotel where I was staying while working with the construction crew.

I thought it would be interesting to partake and learn at this training session, as the IPS pipe and fittings was the preferred product of choice for the conditioned water recirculation loop to the kidney dialysis machines in the new clinic. After a warm welcome by all, I participated in the training along with the KFDCO Administrator Alemayehu Workshet…true to form plumbers do ask the same questions the world over…

Read Dom’s letter about his trip