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Sunday, May 28, 2023

    Basic water treatments are a relatively inexpensive way for many villages to get water

    Last July, Google.org announced water filtration plants instead of water well/pump installations.

    – This new technology allows villages to have water from contaminated rivers without the dangers of waterborne diseases that water wells can cause.

    – They do this by providing a fast and easy method for removing bacteria and protozoa from water sources

    – It is estimated that 20% of all sickness in developing countries is due to unsafe water. Google hopes to change that statistic with their donation of water filtration plants worldwide.

    According to a recent study published in the “New England Journal of Medicine,” around 80 percent of the world’s population will be exposed to deadly waterborne diseases caused by drinking contaminated water by 2025 if something isn’t done about water pollution. This water filtration plant could be the solution to this problem.

    Basic water treatments are a relatively inexpensive way for many villages to get water without installing water pumps, wells, or other water devices that would cost thousands of dollars and require long-term maintenance. With the water filtration plant donations being donated by Google.org, communities will have access to clean drinking water at a much lower cost than normal installation would entail.  

    The water filtration plants can also make their filtered water from any available source such as rivers, lakes, and streams, thus allowing them to instantly “self-sustain” off of one single donation when originally they wouldn’t even have had running water in the first place, drawing only minimal water from water pumps, wells or other water devices to keep the water supply of their water filtration plant(s) up.

    This water filtration plant is an awesome idea because it helps solve water pollution problems in developing countries all over the world while simultaneously giving these people access to clean water that would otherwise be out of reach for them financially. When a person drinks water from a river or lake and becomes sick with waterborne diseases, their illness often keeps them from working long enough for their family to starve.

     This is especially true for villages whose families rely heavily on one member’s income, such as fishermen whose daily catch is vital for their family’s survival. According to UNICEF statistics, children are twice as likely to die from waterborne diseases as any other cause. Water filtration plants providing clean water would significantly help prevent waterborne disease-related deaths and allow families to continue having access to a wage earner.

    This water filtration plant is also good for the environment because by treating their water locally, people are less likely to dump waste into rivers and other water sources that could otherwise be used again in the future (or at least until they build up enough pollutants in them where it’s no longer safe)–of course, saving water like this will one-day end water shortages since we’ll have more than enough for even the most populous regions of our world. Still, today, that benefit is mainly just a side product of saving people from getting sick or dying due to dirty water.

    To learn more about this topic, please visit https://www.sktwelfare.org/.


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