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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you a 501(c) (3) charitable organization?

Yes. We are a non-profit charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to Got Agua? are tax deductible to the extent permitted by the law of your home jurisdiction.

Does Got Agua? pay salaries?

No. All of our work is undertaken by volunteers around the world.

What are some of the challenges faced when developing a water project in developing countries?

The challenges vary from country to country and community to community. To be successful, whatever the challenges, we recognize that community support is essential to building and maintaining a sustainable project. As a result, we are committed to meeting each and every challenge using locally based solutions that can readily gain support from the individual community. Moreover, we never lose sight of the fact that we are guests in other people’s homes.

How much does a water project cost?

The cost to develop a water project varies from location to location and the particular needs of locality. In many instances, we have learned that a well can be repaired or sanitation can be improved for a few hundred dollars. Before we embark on a particular project, we undertake an analysis to determine the most cost effective solution to the particular problem.

How long does it take to build a water project?

From our first encounter with a community to having a project completed can take between 1 to 12 months.

How do you choose the location for a particular project?

We look primarily for community involvement — i.e., a willingness of the community to take an active role in project development and take ownership of the project after the initial work has been completed.

Where are you located?

Got Agua? has offices located in Los Angeles, California and hard working, committed and energetic volunteers around the world.

How can I make a donation?

There are three ways to go:

  1. You can donate by credit card by clicking  here.
  2. You can donate by writing a check to Got Agua? and mailing it to:
    Got Agua International, Inc
    23 East Colorado Boulevard, Suite 203
    Pasadena, CA 91105

Can I make a recurring donation?

Absolutely!  The donation form has options for weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual recurring donations.  Please click  here  to get started.

Can I Volunteer?

We are always looking for volunteers. A big part of our mission is raising awareness of this important issue. Spread the word by using everything that they tell you to turn off before taking off and landing. You can also help by raising funds for Got Agua? Please contact one of our people to get involved by clicking  here  today.

Can I start my own Got Agua? fundraiser?

Absolutely, and we will help. Please contact one of our people by clicking  here.

Can I sponsor a specific country or geographic region of my choosing?

We generally try to accommodate such requests. At the time that you make your donation, please contact our Treasurer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Are you a “Religious Organization”?

No, but we do accept prayers. We work with people of all backgrounds and faiths for the benefit of all people. Our projects do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, ethnic or religious backgrounds. We serve others.

Are you accepting proposals for water projects?

Yes. If you know of a water project in one of our regions, please contact Connor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Get Involved Now!

There is hope.  We know how to bring people clean water and improved sanitation.  Proven solutions to the water crisis currently exist and are simple and cost-effective.  Increased global awareness, proper funding, local community participation can make universal safe drinking water a reality.  Support Got Agua? today.