Pentair Safe Water Initiatives
The World is 70 Percent Water.
Of that, only 2.5% is fresh. And two-thirds of that fresh water is locked up in icecaps and glaciers. In the end, we have less than 0.008% of the Earth's total water supply available for use.1 It's clear that water is a precious resource.
The water crisis impacts more than one billion people around the world every day. Women and children bear most of this burden. They are forced to spend a large portion of their days walking miles just to collect water that isn't even safe to use — water that causes disease and, oftentimes, leads to death.
This crisis is solvable. Cost-effective solutions exist. Pentair has already implemented life-saving solutions that bring clean, safe water to those who need it most. And this is just the beginning. Learn more about our partnerships that are making a lifesaving difference:
Millions of women and children spend several hours a day collecting water from distant, often polluted sources. The Clean Water Access initiative is demonstrating that if infrastructure is built for clean water transport and storage, and local populations are educated on how to maintain water supply systems and personal hygiene, sustainable clean water access can be created. For more information download Pentair Safe Water Initiatives: Indonesia (PDF)
None of the water was safe to use in Colón, Honduras, one of the poorest areas in the world. Project Safe Water brought sustainable, clean, safe drinking water to this town and reduced waterborne diseases by 80%. For more information download Pentair Safe Water Initiatives: Colón, Honduras (PDF)
More than 20% of the deaths in Bangladesh were caused by arsenic exposure from contaminated drinking water. Collaborative philanthropic and business partnerships played a unique role in bringing arsenic-free drinking water to the residents. For more information download Pentair Safe Water Initiatives: Bangladesh (PDF)
Thousands of people in live without access to clean, safe water in India. Pentair partnered with the city of Kureb to bring a sustainable water solution for drinking and irrigation through a market-based, commercially viable, locally-owned model that can be adapted and scaled to address these critical needs across India. For more information download Pentair Safe Water Initiatives: Kureb, India (PDF)
(1) World Health Organization Fact Sheet Health in Water Resources Development