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Water Facts We Guarantee Will Shock You

By 28/04/2016July 25th, 2016No Comments

Look around you, plenty of water yes?

Before we even hit 10am we have used it many times. Shower, breakfast, second cup of coffee and toilet. Yet, there are multiple thousands (and we mean multiple thousands) of people that don’t enjoy the same luxury as we do.

Most of us don’t realise how much water we could be wasting and the problems that this can cause. We have an endless supply so what is the problem? For us this may be the case but the reality is that less than half of a percent of the earths reserves are drinkable. That is just one fact that may shock you when it comes to the wonderful H20.

Here are some more to get you thinking:


  • 1 in 10 people still lack access to safe water




  • Globally, 1/3 of all schools lack access to safe water and adequate sanitation





  • Women and children spend 125 million hours each day collecting water




  • Every 90 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease




  • 1 in 3 people lack access to a toilet – 2.4 billion people




  • More people have a mobile phone than a toilet


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  • The water crisis is the number 1 global risk based on impact to society


100128-N-5345W-098 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 28, 2010) Pallets of humanitarian aid and bottled water are lined up in a staging area just off the tarmac of Aerodome de Jacmel, an airport in Port-au-Prince, while cargo planes from various nations sit at the airport's terminal facility. The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) and the amphibious dock landing ships USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) and USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) are participating in Operation Unified Response as the Bataan Amphibious Relief Mission by providing military support capabilities to civil authorities to help stabilize and improve the situation in Haiti in the aftermath of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/Released)


Next time you are drinking from your Hydratem8 spare a thought for the many that don’t enjoy the access that we do. Also, do remember that for every adult bottle we sell we donate £1 to Pump Aid. This is part of our commitment to playing our part. You can see our range of adult bottles here.

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