*Editor’s Note: The following story has been edited to reflect that the family applied for a USDA loan.

LEWIS, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A family of six has been creatively hauling in water since their well collapsed nine months ago on Wednesday a well was drilled for the family thanks to generous donors.

“We’re super excited that we’re able to help this family of six get access to clean water today,” Susan O’Grady, Senior Marketing Director for Xylem said. “This is something that our driller does every day. But our company’s able to come in and get some boots on the ground, help around the house, and actually see our customers in action, getting this family water.”

Richard Mumma who owns Mumma Brothers Drilling Inc., a local business, was happy to be able to help with the project.

“We’re going to put in 80 feet of surface pipe and drill down about 200 feet. That should be plenty of water for this home,” Mumma said.

The family attempted to repair the well, but it wasn’t salvageable.

“Right now, how they access water, is they bring this tractor that is right behind me to a neighboring farm, they fill it up from the well there and they fill the barrels and bring it back home,” O’Grady said.

Those barrels are filled a half-mile away and take the Goff family 20 minutes to fill with water. The family also purchases large amounts of bottled water.

“They go to a friend’s house to shower two times a week. They have four kids ages 2 to 14, that’s not the easiest thing to do.”

The Goffs put in an application for a low-interest USDA grant through the Water Well Trust.

“Then they reached out to us, we’re Xylem, the pump manufacturer, and we deemed them worthy to have this donated,” O’Grady said. “And we work alongside the Chris Long Foundation, and he also helps provide the funding and awareness that there is a big issue in the US of families living without water.”

Xylem is thankful for the local partnership with Mumma Brothers, the driller, as well as Bradford Supply, the distributor for helping make access to clean water a reality for the Goffs.

“We’re just glad the organization is letting us help them out and get these folks back into some good water,” Mumma said.

O’Grady said the cost of Wednesday’s project would have cost the homeowners between $15,000 and $20,000, noting that the average cost of a well in the U.S. is around 10 thousand dollars.