Community leaders gather to launch clean water initiative in south Phoenix

Community leaders gather to launch clean water initiative in south Phoenix

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement recently awarded a $25,000 grant to Water Works to bring safe, clean drinking water to the farmers and gardeners cultivating crops in south Phoenix.


The Water Works community coalition is a Girl Scout Gold Award project initiated and led by 18-year-old Girl Scout Ambassador Haley Holmes. Water Works was designed to help underserved communities gain greater access to clean water, healthy food, and an active lifestyle.


With the funding, Water Works will collaborate with like-minded community partners to provide safe, sustainable drinking water at the Spaces of Opportunity community gardens in south Phoenix, which do not have easy access to a source of drinking water for the farmers who are working the land. 


To accomplish this, SOURCE® Hydropanels, a first-of-its-kind, sustainable technology, will make high-quality drinking water from sunlight and air. The project will provide up to 10 gallons of clean drinking water every day to the farmers and gardeners at the community gardens for the next 15 years.


To kick off the project, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on Nov. 12 at the Spaces of opportunity community gardens in south Phoenix, 1200 W. Vineyard Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85041.


The Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement invests in the health of Arizona by tackling mental health, substance use disorder, chronic health conditions, and health equity. A 501(c)(3) private, non-operating foundation, the Foundation works in service of the public good through grant funding for programs and applied research that align with its focus areas. The Foundation is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.  For more information, visit:


A Public Benefit Corporation, SOURCE Global, PBC’s mission is to make drinking water an unlimited resource. The company’s SOURCE® Hydropanels create drinking water using sunlight and air as the only inputs, and can put the power of safe, sustainable drinking water in the hands of every person in nearly every climate and corner of the world., SOURCE is on Fast Company’s 2020 list of most innovative social good companies. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, the company is, and operates in 52 countries and on six continents. SOURCE is a registered trademark of SOURCE Global, PBC. For more information, visit and follow us on FacebookLinkedInTwitter and Instagram.


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