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5 ways to improve water quality and access to water

6 Mar

Service in Action

By Rotary Service and Engagement 

According to the United Nations, there are still 663 million people around the world that don’t have access to clean drinking water.* When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, they lead healthier and more successful lives.

Rotary members integrate water, sanitation, and hygiene into education projects. When children learn about disease transmission and practice good hygiene, they miss less school. And they can take those lessons home to their families.

During March, Rotary Water and Sanitation Month, take action to provide clean water and sanitation in your communities:

  1. Improve sanitation facilities by providing toilets and latrines that flush into a sewer or safe enclosure.
  2. Promote good hygiene habits through education. Proper hand washing with soap and water can reduce diarrhea cases by up to 35 percent.
  3. Implement rainwater harvesting systems to collect and store rainwater for drinking or recharging underground…

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