CLEAN WATER STATISTICS


EVERY SINGLE DAY, PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD DIE FROM A LACK OF WATER, LACK OF ACCESS TO SANITATION, LACK OF CLEAN AND POTABLE WATERS, AND OTHER WATERBORNE DISEASES.

*CLEAN WATER STATISTICS 

-1 IN 10 PEOPLE DON'T HAVE CLEAN WATER CLOSE TO HOME 

-31% OF SCHOOLS DON'T HAVE CLEAN WATER INCLUDING (EAST AFRICA, SOUTHERN AFRICA, WEST AFRICA, THE AMERICAS, ASIA THE PACIFIC AND EUROPE) 

-EVERY $1 INVESTED IN CLEAN WATER CAN YIELD $4-$12 IN ECONOMIC RETURNS 

-3 OF 4 AFRICANS USE THE GROUND WATER AS THEIR MAIN DRINKING BATHING AND COOKING SUPPLY 

-OVER 1.9 BILLION PEOPLE LACK ACCESS TO SAFE DRINKING WATER WORLDWIDE

-OVER 1.8 MILLION PEOPLE DIE EVERY YEAR FROM DRINKING DIRTY WATER INCLUDING 20% OF CHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS OLD. THIS ALSO INCLUDES ASIA. 2.5 BILLION PEOPLE LACK ACCESS TO IMPROVED SANITATION.

-DISEASES FROM DIRTY WATER KILL MORE PEOPLE EVERY YEAR THAN ALL FORMS OF VIOLENCE, INCLUDING WAR 

-43% OF THOSE DEATHS ARE CHILDREN UNDER FIVE YEARS OLD. 

-IN AFRICA ALONE, WOMEN SPEND COUNTLESS HOURS A YEAR WALKING FOR WATER 

-ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER GIVES COMMUNITIES MORE TIME TO GROW FOOD, EARN AN INCOME, AND GO TO SCHOOL --ALL OF WHICH FIGHT POVERTY 

-CLEAN WATER HELPS KIDS IN SCHOOL, ESPECIALLY GIRLS 

-WOMEN ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR 72% OF THE WATER COLLECTED IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

-LESS TIME COLLECTING WATER MEANS MORE TIME IN CLASS. CLEAN WATER AND PROPER TOILETS AT SCHOOL MEANS TEENAGE GIRLS DON'T HAVE TO STAY AT HOME FOR AS MUCH AS A WEEK OUT OF EVERY MONTH JUST TO COLLECT WATER FOR THEIR FAMILIES.