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Rolling with the Water Carriers

September 10, 2013


The United Nations estimates that each person needs 5-13 gallons of safe freshwater each day to cover the basic needs of drinking, cooking and cleaning. More than one in six people worldwide don’t have access to this basic need. Globally, diarrhea is the leading cause of illness and death, an unfortunate result of drinking unsafe water, and water-borne diseases are the primary cause of death for children under the age of five. Locally, several non-profits look to address clean water issues, including the Utopia Foundation.

Read on for an inspiring innovation that may soon serve the developing world!

With a few simple modifications, the same five-gallon barrels used for storage can be repurposed to solve a major barrier to clean water access for millions of people.

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