How Safe Is Your Drinking Water?

Posted on July 28, 2010


Today’s water crisis is not an issue of scarcity, but of access. More people in the world own cell phones than have access to a toilet. And as cities and slums grow at increasing rates, the situation worsens. Every day, lack of access to clean water and sanitation kills thousands, leaving others with reduced quality of life.

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  • 884 million people lack access to safe water supplies; approximately one in eight people. (5)
  • 3.575 million people die each year from water-related disease. (11)
  • The water and sanitation crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns. (1)
  • Poor people living in the slums often pay 5-10 times more per liter of water than wealthy people living in the same city. (1)
  • An American taking a five-minute shower uses more water than a typical person in a developing country slum uses in a whole day.

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