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BENEFITS OF CLEAN, PORTABLE AND SAFE-DRINKING WATER
Clean water is one of the few necessities to the sustainability of life! It is pertinent to note the importance to have access to clean, portable and safe-drinking water. Clean water changes almost everything. It is why access to and management of clean water, sanitation, and hygiene are included in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), […]

Clean water is one of the few necessities to the sustainability of life!

It is pertinent to note the importance to have access to clean, portable and safe-drinking water. Clean water changes almost everything. It is why access to and management of clean water, sanitation, and hygiene are included in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically, SDG 6. Having clean water and sanitation means preventing exposure to countless diseases.

Do you know that millions of people die from diseases caused by poor water supply, sanitation, and hygiene every year? Do you also know that other than pneumonia, diarrhea is the leading cause of death in children under age 5? (United Nations Foundation UNF, 2017).

Poor sanitation and unsafe water cause almost 20% of workplace deaths. It costs around $260 billion in lost productivity every year. However, the benefits of having a source of clean water in a community are more comprehensive. Interestingly, it is achievable!

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