Clean Water For Rescued Animals in Need

The Sunny Plumber | May 3, 2018

‘Sadie’ – The Sunny Plumber’s Wheaten Terrier mascot, who must give her Wheaten Greeting approval on all applicants before they can be hired – has always had a warm spot in her heart for pet health and the safety of the elderly. And knowing what is in our desert’s hard water convinced The Sunny Plumber to make sure the nonprofit Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) had the best water possible.

On Wednesday, crews from The Sunny Plumber donated and installed water systems at the Arizona Animal Welfare League’s Phoenix campus. The systems, donated by Van Marcke Trade Supply, were installed by crews from The Summer Plumber at no cost to the AAWL, one of Arizona’s largest pet shelters that rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes dogs, cats, puppies and kittens throughout the state.

At the AAWL, the systems will help run the facilities evaporative cooling systems more effectively and will increase the life-span of the coolers as well saving the AAWL over the long-term.

“These newly installed systems will keep our animals cool and comfortable through the Arizona summers while reducing the shelter’s energy costs,” said Judith Gardner, present and CEO of the AAWL. “We’re very grateful to The Sunny Plumber for this donation, which will save us money and improve our facility for years to come.”

The desert southwest has some the hardest water in the U.S. Since hard water contains high concentrations of magnesium and calcium, it’s important to know what kind of water health you have in your home or business to ensure the safety and health of your family and pets, said Gary Eisenhauer, general manager at The Sunny Plumber.

“As members of this community and water experts, the opportunity to educate residents on water quality is a huge priority for us,” Eisenhauer said. “When we come across a fantastic organization like the Arizona Animal Welfare League and we have the opportunity to help them with their water quality, we jump at the chance. We are proud to do this for the health of pets in our community and the incredible staff that makes the AAWL’s vision come to life.”

Expert technicians first visited the AAWL a few weeks ago to analyze the facility’s water quality and recommend what kind of systems might be a best fit. After that, The Sunny Plumber asked Van Marcke Trade Supply if they would be willing to donate the equipment. The total donation amounts to more than $17,500 with The Sunny Plumber offering free installation and maintenance of the AAWL’s system.

Adds Eisenhauer, “For now, the Arizona Animal Welfare League can be assured it has the best water quality possible. That is such a great feeling for our entire team.”

About The Arizona Animal Welfare League
The Arizona Animal Welfare League is the largest and oldest no-kill shelter in Arizona. Founded in 1971, AAWL rehomes and rehabilitates more than 4,000 rescue animals across the state that have been abandoned or surrendered. AAWL offers a variety of services in its low-cost clinic, including microchips and vaccinations. AAWL currently shelters 140 cats and 190 dogs. For more information visit

About The Sunny Plumber
The Sunny Plumber offers the highest quality plumbing services throughout the Southwest. All plumbers are experienced in solving a wide variety of plumbing problems including drain cleaning, leak detection, sewer line and garbage disposal repair. The company also sells, installs and services standard and tankless water heaters. All plumbers are background-checked, drug-tested, and receive continuous technical training to make them the best in the industry. Once again, readers of Arizona Foothills Magazine’s “Best of Our Valley 2018” named The Sunny Plumber the “Best Plumbing Company” in the Arizona.

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