Silent Crisis - Water Poverty

Throughout the world today there is a silent crisis – lack of Clean Water.  The harsh reality is that dirty water is the cause of a public health crisis that recurs every day in cities, slums, and villages around the world. In Mali, a parched West African country, the government has focused on sanitation and pure water launching the first national version of a global charity campaign to “End Water Poverty”.  

The scale of the crisis is enormous one billion people do not have access to safe water. The result is that streets, homes, water and food are coated in germs that, when ingested, cause debilitating illnesses. Chief among them is diarrhea, which takes the lives of 4,300 children under the age of five every day, according to Unicef. That places it second only to pneumonia as the biggest child killer, with more deaths than malaria, measles and HIV/Aids combined. The link between reducing poverty and investing in water and hygiene is irrefutable. The UN calculates that each dollar invested in water and sanitation yields an $8 benefit in productivity gained and costs averted.

In the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal it is clear why women are denied income-earning opportunities because they spend four hours a day collecting spring water.

The output of rice farmers in rural Bangladesh is strangled when they cannot irrigate their paddy fields or fight insect infestations because they are confined to the bed by diarrhea – or when they cannot buy higher–yielding seeds because so much of their income is spent on oral rehydration salts to purify their water.

The education of Malian children is impaired when sickness or water collection duties make them miss classes, or when their school fees are spent on buying supplies from water sellers.

Even those who live in cities that have their water cleaned at a water plant do not have access to pure water. By the time the water reaches them it passing through several unclean water supply lines making the water in their home undrinkable.

When bottled water is available it is often very expense. These problems reinforce inequality, because the availability of clean water tends to match the distribution of wealth, which means the poorest and weakest members of society – suffer most from their absence.

Lifeline Ozone has solutions that will provide pure water to not only solve these issues but empower local people in business as well.

Other uses for Ozone include:
Drinking water, Food Sterilization, Purification of Fish Tanks/Aquariums, Plant Fungus, Electro-Coagulation, Sterilization, Aeration, Metal Recyclers, Washbays, Commercial Laundries, Hospitals, Hotels, Swimming Pools, Cooling Towers, Poultry Farms, Fish Ponds, Fire Restoration, Soil Remediation, Livestock Manure Treatment, Wastewater Treatment