Viega has donated 10 press tools to help restore plumbing to Texans affected by last month’s killer freeze. The 10 new Viega Pressgun Picco 6 tools and ProPress and PureFlow jaws were given to Plumbers Without Borders, a nonprofit that is coordinating volunteer efforts to repair and replace plumbing systems damaged by a week-long deep freeze in Texas.
“Access to clean, flowing water is essential to life,” said Sean Debnath, vice president of sales and marketing, Viega. “We’re happy to put the Pressgun Picco 6 tools in the hands of contractors doing everything they can to restore water to affected Texans.”
“We certainly appreciate all the support we’ve gotten from Viega because it’s a great product and there’s a real need,” said Domenico DiGregorio, president of Plumbers Without Borders.
The Seattle-based nonprofit is working with charities Water Mission and the Austin Disaster Relief Network to restore water in Texas’ capital and suburbs.
Approximately 90 volunteer plumbers from as far away as Florida, Ohio and Minnesota have driven trucks and trailers to Texas to help millions without water, DiGregorio said. Others are scheduled to arrive mid-month to help with work that he estimates will take months to complete.
"The Viega tools are being distributed to plumbers who don’t have their own press tools," DiGregorio said, adding, “They’re going to be a big help. Viega and other companies have really stepped up to help.”