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Can you imagine your life without clean water?

Just for a moment, try to visualize what that would be like: your drinking water is infested with feces, showers are scarce if at all, and you’re probably really, really sick.

Not just sick with a cold. Sick with a fever. Vomiting. Chills. Headaches. Diarrhea.

Can you imagine that life?

You probably can’t. Because it’s unimaginable. And because no one should ever have to live without access to clean water.

People shouldn’t have to risk their lives every time they take a drink. Children shouldn’t die from waterborne disease before their 5th birthday.

And the United Nations agrees. In 2010, the organization deemed clean drinking water and sanitation essential human rights for all.

But illnesses due to poor water quality are still happening every day. And they're not going away. Not unless we do something…

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