What We Do

DIGDEEP is not a water charity. We’re a human rights non-profit working to ensure that every American has clean, running water forever.

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The Problem

While most Americans take running water completely for granted, millions of our neighbors struggle to get enough clean water to survive.

2.2 Million+ Americans

More than 2.2 million Americans still don’t have running water or basic plumbing, like a flush toilet. 44 million more don’t have clean water that’s safe to drink. We know, because we did the math.

100 gallons per person, per day

At the same time, Americans that have clean, running water at home use nearly 100 gallons a day, more than any other country on earth. We often take it for granted.

Our Response

We believe that by working together, every American family can achieve clean, running water in our lifetimes, and that by learning to better care for our water resources, we can make them last for future generations.

Water Access Projects

Water Access Projects

In places without clean, running water and basic plumbing, like Appalachia and the Navajo Nation, we empower American communities to build and manage low-cost systems that bring safe, hot and cold water into homes, schools and community centers.
Our water projects are community led, and designed to measurably improve human rights standards like health, gender equity and economic development.
Education & Advocacy Programs

Education & Advocacy

DIGDEEP works to help Americans form a deep, lasting connection to the water we often take for granted and the communities struggling without it.
We’re building a WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) sector in the US by publishing research on the domestic water crisis and by investing in policy change, classroom programs, brand partnerships, and social media campaigns that help Americans better understand and care for our water and our neighbors without it.

Happening Now


Navajo Water Project

Bringing clean, running water to hundreds of families in rural NM, AZ and UT.

Close the Water Gap

Read the first national study on the 2.2 million Americans without running water.

Clean Water for St. Michael's

The water at this special education school was dangerously dirty. We fixed it.

The 4Liters Challenge

Millions of Americans survive on just a few liters of water a day. Could you?


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Close the Water Gap




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