Clean, drinkable water is in dangerously scarce supply worldwide. Several million people die each year from illnesses acquired by drinking biologically unsafe and unsanitary water.
According to water.org: More than 780 million people (1 in 9) worldwide lack access to clean drinking water, which equates to more than 2.5 times the population of the US.
According to water.org: In India it is estimated that a child dies every 21 seconds from water related illnesses.
Pollution and disease are dirtying our water supplies. More than 1.1 billion people lack access to clean water and The United Nations estimates that number will dramatically increase.
The pacific institute (http;//pacinst.org) estimates that between 52 and 118 million people will die of preventable water-related diseases by 2020 and The World Health Organization (http://www.who.int/en/) estimates that up to 5 million people die each year from the lack of clean drinking water – that’s more than 13,000 deaths per day!
While numbers may vary from organization to organization they all indicate an enormous problem facing the world.