Water – a commodity or right?

Water – a commodity or right?

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The only choice 1.1 billion people have is to drink dirty water that is available to them. In Ireland access to clean water is taken for granted. As a result we are often wasteful of it – running the tap while we brush our teeth, flushing the toilet with a full cistern of water on every occasion, hose-washing the car, dripping taps…

In many parts of Africa – where access to clean water is a precious thing – the SMA are involved with the provision of wells in remote areas. In Kontagora Prefecture, Nigeria hundreds of wells have been dug in recent years to help villagers (particularly women and children) avoid a long trek to a river to collect water, for cooking, for bathing etc.

Read more here …. and use water sensibly! Read here 10 ways to save water.