Almost 2,000 children a day lose their lives a year to diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.
(PRWEB UK) 28 March 2013
It has been reported by Huffingtonpost.co.uk that as World Water Day is celebrated around the globe, the UN estimates that as many as 783 million people are still without access to clean water. Even more concerning are predictions that there may be 2-3 billion more people over the next 40 years in a similar situation with water resources becoming more stretched. The UN states that water for irrigation and food production constitutes one of the greatest pressures on freshwater resources.
The UN also estimates that more than 1 in 6 people worldwide don’t have access to 20-50 litres of safe water a day.
World Water Day is held each year on March 22nd as a way of gathering attention on the importance of clean water and the sustainable management of freshwater resources. As such the issue is naturally of importance to the team at Plumber 24 Hours, best known for their Beckenham emergency plumbers. A representative from the firm explains the importance of clean water and sufficient sanitation systems.
“As the recent World Plumbing day displayed, it is easy to take for granted clean water and plumbing, however millions around the world are not that fortunate. Although work is constantly being undertaken to rectify this situation, more needs to be done to prevent the 70,000 children that die from diarrhoea each year. Almost 2,000 children a day lose their lives a year to diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.”
World Water Day was first established in 1992 after recommendations at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. Events take place around the world to raise awareness on water issues, including destinations such as the UK, New York, The Netherlands and throughout Asia.
Plumber 24 Hours is the nation’s leading emergency plumbers company. Run by Martin Smith, the firm offers plumbers, gas engineers, oil engineers, drainage engineers and emergency electricians and works to provide a 24 hour domestic and commercial plumbing service 365 days of the year. With customer service the principle concern, Plumber 24 Hours has been noted by magazines as the most reliable plumbing emergency company. The company also makes use of the latest technology on the internet to make sure everything runs smoothly