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Hope for Safe Water…

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Imagine a water filter effective enough to remove all the dangerous contaminants and be safe for thirsty little children all over the globe.

Children and adults thirsting for fresh water in Ethiopia, Chad, Haiti, Laos, India and Bangladesh.

Imagine moms and dads, just like you and I, whose top priority of the day is just to find fresh water for their families to drink, cook and bathe.

Many countries have plenty of water; it’s just contaminated because of lack of sanitation, sewage, and irrigation run off. All solvable issues.

In Rwanda, a developing nation rich in water resources but lacking the infrastructure to bring clean water to its population. Public water systems are hard to install because of the lands topography. Water shortages and a lack of clean, accessible water increases a threat to the Rwandan people. The population faces preventable diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, typhoid, and many other diseases. Rwanda has an extremely high childhood mortality rate, one in five.

Africa is one of the first places many think of when considering those most in need of water. Ethiopia is especially in need. The state has a population estimate of 82 million. Forty-two percent of the population has access to an improved water supply.  Only 11% have access to clean sanitation. Women and children are burdened with the task to get water.

Imagine walking up to six hours to collect water from unprotected pools of water which might be contaminated.

In Cambodia 84% of the population does not have access to clean, safe water. The Mekong River flows through this area of Southeast Asia and it is often affected by monsoon season from May to November. How could a place that has a river flowing through it and a monsoon season be in a water crisis? A lack of technology, contamination of water, and a reliance on rainfall for drinking water contribute to the water crisis in Cambodia.

Imagine what a difference an effective water filtration system could make to these people.

Water.org reports that one in five people in Haiti lack access to a sanitary toilet and half of the people in the area lack access to clean water. Haiti is still trying to recover from the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in 2010 which killed an estimated 316,000 people and devastated buildings, residences and many settlements including Port-au-Prince. Since Haiti is a water-stressed area finding resources to use is a challenge. Soil erosion, deforestation, and a lack of water treatment facilities are contributing to Haiti’s water crisis.

Imagine the day to day life changing benefits clean drinking water would have to this area.

There are quite a few areas in Ghana affected by a water crisis. The Volta Region which borders Bukina Faso and Togo are remote and poor regions. Very few families have access to improved sanitation and many families lack access to safe water. Waterborne diseases are common health issues in the area. Diarrhea and guinea worm (an endemic in Ghana and three other countries) are the common waterborne illnesses. Sadly, the contributing factor to guinea worm is the lack of clean drinking water. The disease could be eradicated by drinking clean, uncontaminated water.

A growing population in India is putting a strain on the countries natural resources. Water sources have been contaminated by sewage and agricultural runoff. Water.org reports that 21% of communicable diseases in India are related to unsafe water. Progress has been made in the country, but much more is needed to bring safe water to a growing population.

Imagine what some education and effective water purification systems could do for the people of India.

Sagan Industries has brought their imagination and hard work to fruition. They have created a water filtration system to help eradicate so many of the problems these people face every day.  Providing the AquaBrick™ Water Filtration System and Journey Water Bottle to countries around the world is our mission. It’s been tested and certified by independent water laboratories to meet or exceed the established EPA water quality standards for the removal of:

• 99.9999% of Bacteria
• 99.99% of Virus
• 99.9% Cryptosporidium / Giardia

Imagine our excitement and urgent desire to spread the word about the life changing possibilities.

Please email us for information to join Sagan Filters in making safe drinking water available to adults and children around the world.

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