Byron Pederson knows that in some areas of the world water isn’t as plentiful a commodity as it is in the United States. That’s why the co-founder of Instant Tax Solutions wants to spread the word about how far a few dollars can go in a poverty-stricken country that needs water. Recently, Byron Pederson met with the staff of Interviewing Experts to discuss the work some missionaries are doing to help bring water to those who need it most.
Interviewing Experts: “Byron Pederson, what are some of the questions you get most often about drilling for water?”
Byron Pederson: “Many people wonder if there’s a way to find water in the desert. One of the best ways is to single out areas with a lot of vegetation. By drilling within the area of a tree’s underground branches, you may find water.”
Interviewing Experts: “Once you’ve found a well, how much water can you expect to find?”
Byron Pederson: “It all depends on the well, but usually you’ll find that the wider the well, the more plentiful it is.”
Interviewing Experts: “Byron Pederson, explain to us how safe this well water is for drinking.”
Byron Pederson: “Because much of this water is underground, where livestock and sewage can’t contaminate it, it’s usually very safe.”
Interviewing Experts: “Byron Pederson, what about saltwater? Is it safe to drink?”
Byron Pederson: “No. The salt content actually can cause dehydration. It’s a must to find freshwater.”
Interviewing Experts: Some spiritualists believe in dousing. Byron Pederson, is dousing a good way to find water in the desert?
Byron Pederson: “Because of the religious beliefs in the affected areas, dousing can be very off-putting to locals. It’s best to find water through more earthly methods.”
Interviewing Experts: “How much do people need to donate to make a difference?”
Byron Pederson: “Just seventy-five American dollars can actually provide water to an entire village. Any amount people can give can make a difference.”
Interviewing Experts: “Byron Pederson, are there other ways people can help?”
Byron Pederson: “What are most needed in these other countries are people to do the work. By pitching in and helping, people really can change the world!”