Make a monthly commitment to water as a human right.
Join The Tap.

Join 600+ people who are committed to affordable water as a human right.

“I decided to give monthly because we have to do something. We shouldn't wait if we can help someone today. I can help somebody immediately and I don't take a huge hit in my budget.”

Lisa Q. F., San Francisco, CA.

“I thank God for those people.”

Larry W. lived without water for two months in Detroit during chemotherapy before he found The Human Utility.

You'll be in great company.

Kind words from a few of over 4,500 water bill donors who believe water is a human right.

Frequently asked questions

Why should I give monthly?

When you join The Tap as a monthly giver at The Human Utility, you create a safety net of support for water rights. Any amount helps.

Having a pool of donations on tap lets The Human Utility help people faster. Thanks to you, we can give them peace of mind, and possibly, life-saving protection, right away.

Is my donation tax deductible?


Can I contribute even though I live outside the United States?


What day of the month will my donation come out?

Your donation can be withdrawn any day of the month. When you sign up, it's withdrawn every month on the day you signed up. Reach out to if you'd like to choose a particular day of the month for us to process your donation.

Is there a minimum monthly donation amount?

The minimum amount is $5 per month.

What are the ways I can make my monthly donation?

You can make your monthly donation by credit/debit card, through your bank account, or through custom software your employer might offer.

Can I just send you a check every month?

Yes! Send all checks to:

The Human Utility
PO Box 441130 #89193
Detroit, MI 48244-1130 US

What is the most common amount donated?

The most common amount donated online is $50.

How can I cancel my monthly donation?

Send an email to Please include the email address you used to create your monthly donation subscription.

Will I receive a receipt?

At the end of each calendar year, you'll receive a single tax receipt for your monthly donations. Receipts are normally sent at the end of January each year. Unless you request otherwise, we will send this receipt to the email address you used to sign up for monthly donations.

If you have not received your tax receipt, please contact us at

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