IS UNSAFE WATER AN IMPORTANT ISSUE (CAUSES (With a population of 1.2…
IS UNSAFE WATER AN IMPORTANT ISSUE
bacteria from streams, rivers, cisterns, and poorly constructed wells, or any well that is not a drilled well and does not have a watertight casing that extends to a depth of at least six meters below ground level.
pesticide runoff due to its usage in agriculture, heavy metal contamination caused by irresponsible factories and mines, religious practices such as the burning of corpses in the Ganges River, sewage contamination attributed to a shortage of wastewater treatment plants, and underlying policies and government action that sometimes let pollution happen through loose enforcement of laws.
With a population of 1.2 billion according to the 2011 census, India has only 1,000 cubic meters of clean water per person
A country is considered water-stressed if it has less than 1,700 cubic meters per person per year.
insufficient and delayed investment in urban water-treatment facilities.
99 million of India's population has no access to clean water
It is the leading cause of child mortality
children and the elderly tend to be more susceptible to certain water borne diseases, in particular gastroenteritis.
diarrheal diseases, including Cholera, and other serious illnesses such as Guinea worm disease, Typhoid, and Dysentery.
Recreation Water Illnesses (RWIs) caused by contact with contaminated water. Such as infections, including gastrointestinal, skin, ear, respiratory, eye, neurologic and wound infections.
cancer of the gut, eczemas, hepatitis and liver disorders
Uses of unsafe water
To make food
To keep themselves hydrated
To bathe themselves
To wash clothes
When children play in the contaminated water