Every year millions of people, most of them children, die from diseases like cholera that are associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WHO 2004). Nearly 2 million children die each year from waterborne diseases, that’s roughly one child every fifteen seconds. Up until recently, the response to the water crisis has been focused solely on water availability, not on the critical issues of quality or sustainability. Roughly 25 percent of the earth’s population is forced to rely on contaminated water sources for basic needs.
Access to water only solves part of the problem.Traditional solutions like borewells and water delivered by tanker trucks are viable options for water access, but they can easily become compromised. Borewells can become irrevocably contaminated or dry up, while trucking in water from non-reliable sources is neither safe nor sustainable. A safe, clean and sustainable water supply is the only effective solution. WaterHealth’s immediately deployable solution purifies any available water source, effectively delivering a safe and sustainable solution to the quality crisis, one community at a time.