785 million people live without clean water. That’s almost 1 out of every 10 people, or, twice the population of the United States who live without life’s most basic need.
Clean water sources (6.8 billion people)
- Piped water on-premises
- Public taps or hand pipes
- Tube wells or boreholes
- Protected dug wells
- Protected springs
- Rainwater collection
Contaminated water sources (785 million people)
- Unprotected dug well
- Unprotected spring
- Surface water (river, dam, lake, pond, stream)
- Vendor-provided water
- Tanker truck water
Diseases from contaminated water kill over 3.4 million people each year.