Why Water?

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.