PEOPLE WITHOUT SAFE WATER
CONTINENTS WE SERVE
COUNTRIES IN WHICH WE WORK
We are deploying our disruptive water well drilling technology worldwide to help solve the global water access crisis through innovation, education and implementation. Our patented technology reduces the cost of drilling boreholes for drinking water and agricultural irrigation to a fraction of the previous cost, while reducing failure rates. Our system can be built with locally sourced materials and with minimal tools. We're leading a revolution to make it safe and affordable for people to access water so that they may focus on developing their countries into prosperous nations.
VALUES THAT MAKE US DIFFERENT
With 25 years of worldwide production experience as owner of a successful commercial film production enterprise and globally awarded filmmaker, Sam has vast experience in project management worldwide. As a science and art aficionado and marketing/advertising professional, Sam brings a wealth of experience and passion to our organization as he leads the team in the global push to use our technology to solve much of the world's water access crisis. Sam's mission to tell our story to the world, show what we can do and how it affects the lives of the people we help, is paramount to his vision of One Million Wells.
With over 40 years of drilling experience, all over the world, R.C. Crawford has focused his engineering innovation and knowledge toward his groundbreaking inventions. His goal, to drill one million wells in his lifetime, is the inspiration for our organization and it's his technology and inventions that will allow us to do just that. R.C. is driven and never backs away from a challenge. He is a man of big dreams with a deep drive, and his understanding of science and physics combine with his mechanical skills to make him a force that the problems of the world will find a worthy adversary.
John Crawford, PE
John Crawford brings to One Million Wells 27 years of Civil Engineering expertise, soils and drilling expertise and just as much passion for helping the needy as one could ever imagine. A true people person, John defies the stereotypes of his profession, and with his keen problem solving nature he is the perfect person to oversee our organization's mechanical and engineering teams. We're lucky to have such a good person behind us who shares our vision of ending human suffering, educating and enabling development for the needy worldwide.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How is your approach different?
While most organizations truck in extremely expensive systems to drill single wells for vast communities, our organization was founded on the principals of reducing size, cost and learning curve to bring the price point down and to provide communities with the resources to build and operate their own drilling systems. This is a revolutionary water access solution and is making possible what has previously been impossible. More wells can be drilled for the same cost.
Q: What makes you better?
Unlike most drilling systems used today, our system used reverse flow airlift drilling, the cleanest and safest method of drilling, to protect aquifers and reduce the risks of well failure. Our approach uses high strength PVC that can literally float in water to make a super lightweight system that can be operated entirely by hand. Our system is so light it can be dropped in by parachute, trucked in by pickup, carried in the back of a cattle cart or even hauled in by bicycle.
Q: What about cost?
By using super inexpensive materials, reducing moving parts and simplifying the construction of the systems, we have exponentially dropped the cost to under $2,000 for a complete manually powered drilling system. An entire community can use the same rig to drill dozens of wells reducing the cost per well to mere dollars, making a meaningful impact.
Q: Is it really that easy?
It is very easy. We can teach anyone to build and operate our system in one day. A well can be drilled in a single afternoon in favorable materials. But our solution involves longer education incorporating geology and hydrology to allow the people to form viable coops and businesses and continue the work. We are not there just to drill and leave.
Q: How are you changing lives?
Our plan takes permanence as a primary objective. We want the people to learn the system and the process and use it to help others. If you put the knowledge and power into the hands of the people you have democratized the process and changed lives forever. The people of the world need the tools and understanding to help themselves.
Q: What else are you doing?
We have other technologies in development that will increase the effectiveness of our system in a wider range of geological areas. We have a hydraulically powered option that is useful in parts of the world where labor is more expensive. Also, part of our mission is to teach proper well development and maintenance to ensure that the boreholes people dig will last with reduced chance of failure.
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