Today is United Nations WORLD WATER DAY. March 22.
Some facts for you….
1 in 10 people lack access to clean water (That equals the entire population of the United States)
Women and children spend 125 million hours each day collecting water. Average weight of a jerry can is 40 pounds. 67% of families rely on the women to collect water. Girls lose out on school time to collect water.
Every 90 SECONDS a child dies from a water borne illness Diseases from dirty water kill MORE people every year than all forms of violence, including war.
1 in 3 lack access to a toilet
Today, be grateful every time you turn on a tap! We are the fortunate ones. We are ridiculously water wealthy and we never think about it. We waste it. We take it for granted. Be mindful today.
Here are a few organizations trying to help
( the painting is by S. Duffett, (me) Black Rock Beach, Point Pleasant Park)