Burwood Plumbing helps supply fresh water to the developing world

Dire conditions for families in the developing world.

Burwood Plumbing recognises that our pipes are awash with fresh and clean drinking water everyday. But this isn’t the case for many countries in the developing world. Those countries don’t even have the luxury of fresh drinking water for personal consumption.

At Burwood Plumbing it is our aim to make a difference to the families and children in these countries. By donating to this cause, $1 will give a child clean water for 50 days, $30 will provide a family with clean water for a year.

Whilst we fix the plumbing that sees Melbournians use 144 litres of fresh drinking water daily, we think that it is our duty to influence the flow of fresh water to those who need it most.

Here is an extract from the P&G CSDW site.

Safe drinking water is a problem for more than 1 billion people. Many of these people are women and young children in the developing world who must walk 6 kilometers each day to collect often contaminated water for their families.

How Does This Impact Children’s Health?

Diarrhea caused by drinking contaminated water is still a leading cause of illness and death among infants and children in the developing world. Over 2,000 children die every day as a result of diseases that cause diarrhea. What does this mean? More children die from diarrheal illnesses such as cholera, dysentery and typhoid fever, than from HIV/AIDS and malaria combined.

How Is P&G CSDW Helping?

P&G has collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since 1995 to develop safe drinking water systems that people can easily use in their homes. These simple, low-cost interventions at the community level improve the quality of household stored water and greatly reduce the risk of illness and death.

And the results can be dramatic. Simply providing clean, purified, drinkable water can reduce the risk of disease and death by about 50 percent.