Water for the world

R.C. Crawford’s water well drilling invention is revolutionary and can save millions of lives! But he needs help.

It’s a brilliant system, the result of years of hard work and ingenuity, and can revolutionize how the poor will access groundwater around the world. It uses the most lightweight, cost effective and widely available materials. It can be built anywhere in the world, is insanely portable, can drill wells over one-hundred feet deep, can be operated by hand by a single person, and uses only compressed air from a household compressor as its source of power. It’s wildly simple and easy to use. In India it’s been used to drill over 120’ deep, far beyond the necessary depth for pure and highly productive drinking water in the area, but the physical depth limitations have not yet been reached. In fact, the deeper the drill rig gets, the better it works -- Physics in action! And when you're done drilling, you can just plug up the drill stem, fill it with air and it pops out like a cork. It's so cool!

His system can reduce the cost of well drilling easily by ten fold and can be built for under two thousand dollars (including the compressor). When used to drill multiple wells, the cost to drill each well is reduced to nearly nothing. Best of all, the tech can be taught to locals who can build their own systems with locally sourced materials and drill their own wells as many times as they need. So, when a well runs dry, they aren’t left with nothing as would normally be the case. They can just move to a new spot and drill a new one for very little cost.  

R.C. has a US Patent (see link below) and temporary international protection, but the clock is running out and he must file his patent in each country where his invention can be most useful. This becomes pretty expensive when you’re talking about filing in 100+ countries. And, if he doesn't file soon, copycats could prevent him from giving his technology to charities and helping the needy. His goal is to get water to as many of the poorest people of the world as possible.

Click here to see U.S. Patent 

Please help us raise the money R.C. needs to bring his technology to the needy of the world.  We think it’s a total game changer and could easily save the lives of millions of people.   Your donation will go directly to securing patent protection in each international country and region that needs the most assistance.  It's R.C.'s dream to give these patents rights to non-profits and charities so that he can teach people how to solve their own water needs.

  • Robert King 
    • $25 
    • 49 mos
  • Kellie Atton 
    • $75 
    • 51 mos
  • David Clair 
    • $75 
    • 51 mos
  • Sue Schmitt 
    • $100 
    • 51 mos
  • Adam Boyer  
    • $25 
    • 52 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Sam Crawford 
Topanga, CA
Russell C. Crawford