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March 22nd, 2013 was the 20th annual World Water Day, a day that helps raise awareness that over 4,000 children in developing countries die every day from illness and disease related to unsafe drinking water.
In honor of this day, I’d like to share some facts about water issues abroad and here in the US, and how PUR Water Filtration Systems are helping the cause.
What’s happening abroad?
783 million people in the world do not have access to clean, safe water and almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation. 1.4 million children die every year as a result of diseases caused by unclean water and poor sanitation. This amounts to around 4,000 deaths a day or one every 20 seconds.
How can we help?
PUR products offer a simple way to help provide funding for clean drinking water to those who need it the most. Through an ongoing partnership with Procter & Gamble’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water program (CSDW), PUR provides funding and resources to donate clean drinking water to children in the developing world.
Each purchase of PUR products supports this partnership with the CSDW program, by donating annual funding and resources to provide clean drinking water to these families abroad. You can also visit the PUR Facebook page and donate 10 liters of clean water to those in need with just one click through the Daily Drop program every day!
But what about water here in the US?
While access to water and water quality abroad are of international concern, we can’t forget about the quality of the water our families drink everyday.
Tap and bottled water may look clean, but water takes a journey before reaching your home. According to research supported by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there may be as many as 16 million waterborne illnesses a year associated with drinking water. Buying bottled water isn’t necessarily a solution either– plastic water bottles can also leach harmful contaminants into your family’s drinking water.
Americans have the option of an at-home filtration system, such as PUR Water Filters, which are certified to remove more contaminants than any other leading brand. Using an at-home filter ensures you and your family are drinking clean, crisp-tasting water.
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