Category: sanitation

The Consequences of Contaminated Water

World Water Day March 22 2017

March 22 is World Water Day. CDC highlights the need for all people to have access to safe water, and to prevent sickness and death from waterborne diseases such as cholera. Read More >

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Bringing Clean, Safe, and Innovative Sanitation Services to East Africa

Have you ever stopped to think about how many times you use a toilet each day? We often take it for granted that when we “need to go,” a toilet will be nearby. However, throughout the world, an estimated 2.5 billion people lack basic sanitation—which means they do not have access to toilets or safe Read More >

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Saving Energy, Saving Lives: World Water Day 2014

Photo of a woman washing her clothes

  Water is easy to take for granted until…you don’t have enough of it. But the simple and indisputable fact is this: a sufficient supply of clean water is a necessity for life and an essential ingredient in the battle against disease. That’s why as populations grow and demands for water increase the focus on Read More >

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