Grundfos’s Walk for Water raises $25,000

Grundfos employees and members of the community came together in Mississauga, Ont., on September 7 to participate in Walk for Water Canada, a fundraising event for Water Mission, a non-profit engineering organization that provides safe water and sanitation solutions to victims of the global water crisis.

With buckets in hand, Walk for Water Canada participants raised $25,000 and walked 6 km in honour of the millions of women and children in developing countries who make the trek every day to find and collect water.

Each participant walked 3 km with an empty bucket, filled it in the Credit River and then walked another 3 km before emptying their bucket into a pool at the finish line. To demonstrate how Water Mission brings sustainable, clean water to 55 developing countries and disaster areas, the collected water was fed through a Grundfos SQ pump to Water Mission’s Living Water Treatment System, where it was filtered.

“Walking for water is something people in many parts of the world must do in order to live, which we take for granted,” said Simon Feddema, president of Grundfos Canada.

“Walk for Water is an awesome event that allows us to make a difference in people’s lives by partnering with Water Mission. It is inspiring to work for a company like Grundfos that strives to truly improve the quality of life for people in all regions of the world.”