Helping older water systems expand

During our site visits over the past few years, we have encountered many older water systems that are functioning very well, but would like to expand their services to more people. In the United States when this happens, utilities are able to access credit, and users pay off these loans for upgrades and expansions through our water bills. This system doesn’t exist in most poor countries. But, our Honduras partner is changing this.

In 2013, we provided a grant to our Honduras partner to legalize a new loan program for local water committees called “Aguas de Congolon.” We also provided some seed capital for them to make their first loan. We are now meeting with water systems to understand their needs, to gauge their willingness to take on loans to pay for their system expansions, and also assess the level of technical support and supervision that might need to accompany the loans.

We met with representatives from the municipality of La Virtud who built a water system 20-years ago the guidance of our partner, COCEPRADIL. At the time it was built, neighboring communities hadn’t seen a piped water system, and didn’t believe the system would actually work. So they didn’t join in the construction. Now they want to join, and current users are paying for an engineering study (from their own savings) to plan the system expansion. Water1st will likely support purchase of materials for the expansion through our Honduras partners’ new loan program, funded by Water1st donors.

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Wine sales tax and shipping fees

Sales tax: Sales tax is based on your address. We’ll send you a receipt that includes your sales tax and shipping fee (if applicable).

Approximate shipping costs:
Fall 2021 promotion – Free shipping of orders of 12 bottles (1 case). You may order as many cases as you want. Free shipping promotion is limited to 2 cases/person/month.

Please note approximate shipping costs vary depending on destination. Due to shipping fees that are beyond our control, our suggested minimum order is 3 bottles:
1-3 bottles $24-28
6 bottles $27-37
12 bottles $37-57
*If shipping to Alaska and Hawaii, please call the winery for a quote at (509) 875-2211

Shipping available to the following 36 states + Washington DC: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Water from Wine is a very small winery and unable to benefit from competitive shipping rates that larger wineries enjoy. Wine is shipped via UPS, which adds additional fees for shipping alcohol because an adult over 21 must sign for delivery. Water from Wine does not profit from shipping costs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns..