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Background

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The Case for Clean Water

School children in Mole, Ghana collect water from a local pond – filled with crocodiles & bathing elephants
School children in Mole, Ghana collect water from a local pond,
filled with crocodiles & bathing elephants

Water supplied or otherwise available for domestic use in most of the warm climate developing countries is  adequate for:

  • laundry
  • bathing (sometimes not)
  • toilets
  • household cleaning

but not for:

  • drinking
  • cooking and washing of fresh vegetables
  • washing eating utensils, cooking utensils and eating area
  • medical procedures

A family in Dhaka, Bangladesh collect water during a flood.
Often water is available irregularly and in an unpredictable fashion.
A family in Dhaka, Bangladesh collect water during a flood.

WHO Millennium Report

At the beginning of 2000, 1.1 billion people were without access to improved water supply.

The majority of these people live in Asia and Africa, where fewer than one-half of all Asians have access to improved sanitation and two out of five Africans lack improved water supply.

Rural water services continue to lag far behind urban services.
Rural water services continue to lag far behind urban services.

Water Treatment Sustainability

Community water treatment and distribution systems are difficult to sustain.

Many communities are simply not accustomed to collecting fees (taxes) for any reason including the operation and maintenance of a community water treatment system, much less a community water distribution system.
Many of the same individuals are quite prepared to purchase safe drinking water if it's available to them.
Most of the countries in the world do not maintain economies capable of establishing and sustaining water treatment and distribution systems that can guarantee safe drinking water delivery to the home.

The Rural Dilemma

It's common for rural consumers to find themselves obliged to use a water supply that's very difficult to
treat to a safe drinking water standard.

Point-of-use treatment systems may be available - but not affordable. The required treatment may not be expensive but it may be complex to use. Often key treatment elements may need to be replaced frequently and are not readily available.

Point-of-use treatment systems appropriate for use in urban environments may not be practical.

 

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Calgary, Alberta T2G 5J4 Canada

Phone: 1-403-269-1555  ●  Fax: 1-403-264-6244
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Last updated Sunday June 27, 2010
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