8 important facts about drinking water we should bear in mind
Did you know that it takes on average 8 liters of drinking water to flash the toilet once? What else you did not know about water but it is very important for our everyday living?
Did you know that single flush consumes 8 litres of drinking water on average? It is rather staggering that while we waste our water in such manner, almost 800 million people on Earth lack drinking water. Sounds unbelievable? Wait for more!
In this article, we summed up 8 important facts about water that all people with sufficient water supply should come to realise.
Drinking water is not a commonplace on global scale, therefore, we should care more about water protection and water saving.
Let's sum it up!
According to The Water Project, up to 783 million people do not have access to clean and safe water. 1 in 9 people worldwide cannot quench their thirst, for they lack drinking water supply.
Related to the above mentioned, as much as 80% of illnesses are linked to poor water quality and sanitation conditions in developing countries.
The number of ill people without access to clean drinking water is alarming, as half of the world's hospital beds are filled with people suffering from a water-related disease.
Drinking water shortage applies also to the education system. Over half of the developing world's primary schools don't have access to water and sanitation facilities. Without toilets, teenage girls often skip school.
This is not the only case when women suffer from lack of water. Almost two-thirds of households without access to drinking water rely on women to provide the family with water.
For the record, 70% of our water sources are used in agriculture and for irrigation, and only 10% in households.
Let’s get back to water-related diseases. The disturbing news is that 1 out of every 5 deaths under the age of 5 worldwide is due to a water-related disease.
After reading this, we should be aware of the importance of water protection. After all, investments in clean water and water protection could save young children around the world and gain more than 413 million days of health.
We must cherish our available natural sources. Do not take water for granted, but protect it. Respect the water laws, so our grandchildren can take the pleasure and drink clean water, pouring down the water taps.
Source of information: https://thewaterproject.org/water-scarcity/water_stats