Reader’s view: Don’t take water for granted
Reader’s view: Don’t take water for granted.
To the editor: Imagine waking up every morning wondering where you will have to get your next clean drink.
This may sound like something out of a bad dream, but in many developing nations it is a reality.
I think it is important to bring awareness to the shortage of water across the world and how much water is wasted.
According to the United Nations Water Corporation, over 783 million people do not have access to clean water across the globe.
Charity Water is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing communities.
Since 2006, Charity Water has funded about 23,000 water projects and provided an estimated 7 million people with safe drinking water, roughly 1 percent of the estimated 783 million without clean water in the world.
Think about how much access you have to clean water sources: home faucets, garden hoses, sprinkler systems, car washes, fire hydrants, etc.
Now compare that to the amount of water in developing nations where perhaps one glass of water is all they have access to in a day.