Clean Water

Clean Water

by Aliya

Everybody in the world deserves clean water, but a lot of people don’t have it. More than 1 in 6 people don’t have clean water. That is one billion people! Every 15 seconds a child dies from a water borne disease. Because of this, 5,000 children die every day, over 200 children an hour! Tons of women and girls spend hours each day collecting water for their families, but the water is not even clean. Many of those in hospitals, at least half, are suffering from water related illnesses. Most of the people that die from not having clean water are children.

One company called Pur Water helps people get clean water.  Pur Water made a powder that is put in dirty water. The powder kills all the dirt, worms, and parasites in the water. Then it kills the bacteria and viruses that can make you sick. It leaves lasting protection so the water will stay clean for several days. Pur Water also educates people about the importance of clean water.

Another solution was made by a man named Michael Pritchard who created a bottle called the LIFESAVER Bottle. You put in filthy water, pump it up, and through a special filter it turns the dirty water clean. Michael Pritchard also created the jerrycan. You collect the water in the jerrycan, then you turn a knob and the water comes out clean! This has helped people in developing countries solve their water problems.

If I were a scientist, I would create a liquid you put in dirty water. The liquid would be called Crystal Clear H2O. The liquid would kill anything that makes you sick. It would kill parasites, bacteria, dirt, and worms in the water. The water would then stay clean for three weeks.

References:

http://www.drinking-water.org/flash/en/water.html?_1_00_00
http://blueplanetnetwork.org/water/facts
http://www.purwater.com/childrens-safe-drinking-water.html
http://www.lifesaversystems.com/
http://www.lifesaversystems.com/lifesaver-products/lifesaver-jerrycan
 
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Posted December 13, 2011 by sciencesavestheworld