The idea behind Splash is not to create new institutions—but to help existing ones get even better. We look for the strongest children's organizations, serving those with the greatest water needs, and we help them build capacity with reliably clean water.
The Splash team always takes note of sanitation conditions at our partner sites. Quite often we find that, due to the urban nature of our work, our partners already have access to improved toilet facilities. There are, however, rare instances where this is not the case. Even though we're not in the business of building toilets, we do recognize their fundamental importance for improved health, and we make recommendations accordingly.
When Splash installs a water system, it is not an end but a beginning. Monitoring is conducted across ten years, to assure that safe water keeps flowing, as well as to train local site leadership to steward the system beginning in the eleventh year.