Amroha, India (PressExposure) March 22, 2012 -- This World Water Day, Hashmi Health care is urging citizens to step up and help solve one of the greatest challenges of this generation. Symbolic of the average distance many women and children walk every day to secure water.
Nearly 1.1 billion people (roughly 20% of the world's population) lack access to safe drinking water1. The lack of clean, safe drinking water is estimated to kill almost 4,500 children per day. In fact, out of the 2.2 million unsafe drinking water deaths in 2004, 90% were children under the age of five. Water is essential to the treatment of diseases, something especially critical for children.
The world water crisis is created by a confluence of factors including climate
and geography, lack of water systems and infrastructure, and inadequate sanitation, something that 2.6 billion people (40% of the world's population) lack access. Some of these countries have additional problems, including high levels of arsenic and fluoride in drinking water. Let us work together to implement and influence water and sanitation policy and practice.
Hashmi Health care Community asked to save water
The entire district is being urged to work together to prevent water restrictions this summer, Amroha District Council Waters manager Essan baig said.
"The hottest part of the year is approaching bringing with it increased demand on our water supply, "he said. "Now's the time for us to be looking at the way we use water in order to make the best use of the available supply over summer."
Mr Essan said that in previous years, restrictions were required but if people took steps now, the implementation of restrictions could be delayed or even avoided altogether.
As part of our Saving Water Challenge, we are challenging all of our customers to see if they can shower in less than four minutes. If everyone joins in and helps us save water, we hope that we can avoid the need for restrictions later in the year.