The safety, and accessibility of drinking-water are major concerns throughout the world.
Safe drinking water is a problem for nearly 1 billion people.
Many of these people are women and young girls in the developing world who must walk an average of 6 kilometers each day to collect often contaminated water for their families.
How Does This Impact Children's Health?
Diarrhea caused by drinking contaminated water is still a leading cause of illness and death among infants and children in the developing world. Over 1000 children die every day as a result of diseases that cause diarrhea. What does this mean? More children die from diarrheal illnesses such as cholera, dysentery and typhoid fever, than from HIV/AIDS and malaria combined.
Health risks may arise from consumption of water contaminated with infectious agents, toxic chemicals, and radiological hazards. Improving access to safe drinking-water can result in tangible improvements to health
How To Make Well Water Drinkable
Many households in the United States get their drinking water from a private well.
That is a good thing especially since people can save money out of it.
They no longer have to pay for water to drink, as long as the water from the well that they get is safe.