Finding clean drinking water can be a challenge in Pakistan. More than 2/3of the households drink bacterially contaminated water. Some 50,000 children die of diarrhea every year. The lack of water infrastructure is glaring, and drinking supplies are becoming scarce as well. Official projections show that country will run almost dry by 2025.
Unsafe drinking water can lead to several diseases such as diarrhea, typhoid, intestinal worms and hepatitis and a number of deaths occur within the province of Punjab as a result of water-borne diseases.
Hard Facts Globally
844 million people don’t have clean water.
31% of schools don’t have clean water.
Every minute a newborn dies from an infection caused by lack of safe water.
Diarrhea caused by dirty water and poor toilets kills a child under 5 every 2 minutes.
22 million people don’t have clean water.
Nearly 19,500 children under 5 die each year from diarrhea.
NCSS has the vision to launch the project “Water for All”, efforts are underway to install one water purification plant (capacity of the plant varies i.e. 500/1000/2000 gallons/hour) at union council level in remote and rural areas of Pakistan. Cost of setting up one water purification plant varies around 8400USD to 13900 depending upon capacity.
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