For 783 million people, drinking water looks like this.

 

For these 783 million people, there are no taps, no supermarkets stocked to the brim with beverage choices. In the majority of these cases, the only water source is a natural one. This includes streams, rivers, ponds, and lakes. 

Drinking isn’t the only thing the water is used for either. Both the local wildlife and human population use this water for washing and as a bathroom too. As many are stagnant, these water sources become breeding grounds for water borne diseases such as typhoid and cholera.

Due to diseases like this, 3.4 million people die annually from a lack of pure water. To put it in perspective, those 3.4 million people could fill Wrigley Field in Chicago to capacity more than 86 times over.

Clean water, or the lack there of, is a worldwide epidemic. However there is an affordable, effective solution that will save lives.