Patty Mills, NBA Indigenous Basketball player
Patty Mills, NBA player and one of Australia’s leading sportspeople, was determined to
bring a renewable supply of clean drinking water to drought-stressed areas of remote
Indigenous Australia. Throughout his basketball career, Mills has been dedicated to
honouring his Aboriginal culture and founded The Community Water Project to enable
remote communities to overcome water stress.
With the support of the National Basketball Players Association and Australian Indige- nous Basketball, The Community Water Proj- ect installed SOURCE Hydropanel arrays in six remote Australian communities. Using only sunlight and air, SOURCE will provide more than 5,000 liters of clean drinking water per month, giving communities access to safe drinking water without the need for power or infrastructure.