• Ninety-seven percent of the water on Earth is salt water; the water found in the Earth’s lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, swamps, etcetera accounts for only 0.3 percent of the world’s fresh water. The rest is trapped in glaciers or is in the ground.


  • There is more water in the atmosphere than in all of our rivers combined.


  • 748 million people in the world do not have access to an improved source of drinking water.


  • 2.5 billion people do not have use of an improved sanitation facility.

  • 1.8 billion people worldwide drink water that is contaminated with feces.

  • More people in rural India have access to phones than to safe drinking water. It is estimated that only 18 percent of the total rural population of 833 million have access to treated water.

  • India ranks a dismal 120 out of 122 nations for its water quality and 133rd out of 180 nations for its water availability.

  • WHO estimates that, in India, about 38 million people are affected by waterborne diseases each year, of which over 75 percent are children; 780,000 deaths are attributable to contaminated water and more than 400,000 can be attributed to diarrhoea alone.

  • On average, an American resident uses about 100 gallons of water per day.

  • On average, a European resident uses about 50 gallons of water per day.

  • On average, a resident of sub-Saharan Africa uses 2 to 5 gallons of water per day.


  • Read more: http://forbesindia.com/blog/economy-policy/ten-facts-about-drinking-water-in-india-that-may-make-you-sick/#ixzz43ii3BgM6

  • Sources: UN World Water Day; EPA Water Sense; EPA Water.


  • Ninety-seven percent of the water on Earth is salt water; the water found in the Earth’s lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, swamps, etcetera accounts for only 0.3 percent of the world’s fresh water. The rest is trapped in glaciers or is in the ground.


  • There is more water in the atmosphere than in all of our rivers combined.


  • 748 million people in the world do not have access to an improved source of drinking water.


  • 2.5 billion people do not have use of an improved sanitation facility.

  • 1.8 billion people worldwide drink water that is contaminated with feces.

  • More people in rural India have access to phones than to safe drinking water. It is estimated that only 18 percent of the total rural population of 833 million have access to treated water.

  • India ranks a dismal 120 out of 122 nations for its water quality and 133rd out of 180 nations for its water availability.

  • WHO estimates that, in India, about 38 million people are affected by waterborne diseases each year, of which over 75 percent are children; 780,000 deaths are attributable to contaminated water and more than 400,000 can be attributed to diarrhoea alone.

  • On average, an American resident uses about 100 gallons of water per day.

  • On average, a European resident uses about 50 gallons of water per day.

  • On average, a resident of sub-Saharan Africa uses 2 to 5 gallons of water per day.


  • Read more: http://forbesindia.com/blog/economy-policy/ten-facts-about-drinking-water-in-india-that-may-make-you-sick/#ixzz43ii3BgM6

  • Sources: UN World Water Day; EPA Water Sense; EPA Water.


  • Ninety-seven percent of the water on Earth is salt water; the water found in the Earth’s lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, swamps, etcetera accounts for only 0.3 percent of the world’s fresh water. The rest is trapped in glaciers or is in the ground.


  • There is more water in the atmosphere than in all of our rivers combined.


  • 748 million people in the world do not have access to an improved source of drinking water.


  • 2.5 billion people do not have use of an improved sanitation facility.

  • 1.8 billion people worldwide drink water that is contaminated with feces.

  • More people in rural India have access to phones than to safe drinking water. It is estimated that only 18 percent of the total rural population of 833 million have access to treated water.

  • India ranks a dismal 120 out of 122 nations for its water quality and 133rd out of 180 nations for its water availability.

  • WHO estimates that, in India, about 38 million people are affected by waterborne diseases each year, of which over 75 percent are children; 780,000 deaths are attributable to contaminated water and more than 400,000 can be attributed to diarrhoea alone.

  • On average, an American resident uses about 100 gallons of water per day.

  • On average, a European resident uses about 50 gallons of water per day.

  • On average, a resident of sub-Saharan Africa uses 2 to 5 gallons of water per day.


  • Read more: http://forbesindia.com/blog/economy-policy/ten-facts-about-drinking-water-in-india-that-may-make-you-sick/#ixzz43ii3BgM6

  • Sources: UN World Water Day; EPA Water Sense; EPA Water.


  • Ninety-seven percent of the water on Earth is salt water; the water found in the Earth’s lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, swamps, etcetera accounts for only 0.3 percent of the world’s fresh water. The rest is trapped in glaciers or is in the ground.


  • There is more water in the atmosphere than in all of our rivers combined.


  • 748 million people in the world do not have access to an improved source of drinking water.


  • 2.5 billion people do not have use of an improved sanitation facility.

  • 1.8 billion people worldwide drink water that is contaminated with feces.

  • More people in rural India have access to phones than to safe drinking water. It is estimated that only 18 percent of the total rural population of 833 million have access to treated water.

  • India ranks a dismal 120 out of 122 nations for its water quality and 133rd out of 180 nations for its water availability.

  • WHO estimates that, in India, about 38 million people are affected by waterborne diseases each year, of which over 75 percent are children; 780,000 deaths are attributable to contaminated water and more than 400,000 can be attributed to diarrhoea alone.

  • On average, an American resident uses about 100 gallons of water per day.

  • On average, a European resident uses about 50 gallons of water per day.

  • On average, a resident of sub-Saharan Africa uses 2 to 5 gallons of water per day.


  • Read more: http://forbesindia.com/blog/economy-policy/ten-facts-about-drinking-water-in-india-that-may-make-you-sick/#ixzz43ii3BgM6

  • Sources: UN World Water Day; EPA Water Sense; EPA Water.


  • Ninety-seven percent of the water on Earth is salt water; the water found in the Earth’s lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, swamps, etcetera accounts for only 0.3 percent of the world’s fresh water. The rest is trapped in glaciers or is in the ground.


  • There is more water in the atmosphere than in all of our rivers combined.


  • 748 million people in the world do not have access to an improved source of drinking water.


  • 2.5 billion people do not have use of an improved sanitation facility.

  • 1.8 billion people worldwide drink water that is contaminated with feces.

  • More people in rural India have access to phones than to safe drinking water. It is estimated that only 18 percent of the total rural population of 833 million have access to treated water.

  • India ranks a dismal 120 out of 122 nations for its water quality and 133rd out of 180 nations for its water availability.

  • WHO estimates that, in India, about 38 million people are affected by waterborne diseases each year, of which over 75 percent are children; 780,000 deaths are attributable to contaminated water and more than 400,000 can be attributed to diarrhoea alone.

  • On average, an American resident uses about 100 gallons of water per day.

  • On average, a European resident uses about 50 gallons of water per day.

  • On average, a resident of sub-Saharan Africa uses 2 to 5 gallons of water per day.


  • Read more: http://forbesindia.com/blog/economy-policy/ten-facts-about-drinking-water-in-india-that-may-make-you-sick/#ixzz43ii3BgM6

  • Sources: UN World Water Day; EPA Water Sense; EPA Water.


  • Ninety-seven percent of the water on Earth is salt water; the water found in the Earth’s lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, swamps, etcetera accounts for only 0.3 percent of the world’s fresh water. The rest is trapped in glaciers or is in the ground.


  • There is more water in the atmosphere than in all of our rivers combined.


  • 748 million people in the world do not have access to an improved source of drinking water.


  • 2.5 billion people do not have use of an improved sanitation facility.

  • 1.8 billion people worldwide drink water that is contaminated with feces.

  • More people in rural India have access to phones than to safe drinking water. It is estimated that only 18 percent of the total rural population of 833 million have access to treated water.

  • India ranks a dismal 120 out of 122 nations for its water quality and 133rd out of 180 nations for its water availability.

  • WHO estimates that, in India, about 38 million people are affected by waterborne diseases each year, of which over 75 percent are children; 780,000 deaths are attributable to contaminated water and more than 400,000 can be attributed to diarrhoea alone.

  • On average, an American resident uses about 100 gallons of water per day.

  • On average, a European resident uses about 50 gallons of water per day.

  • On average, a resident of sub-Saharan Africa uses 2 to 5 gallons of water per day.


  • Read more: http://forbesindia.com/blog/economy-policy/ten-facts-about-drinking-water-in-india-that-may-make-you-sick/#ixzz43ii3BgM6

  • Sources: UN World Water Day; EPA Water Sense; EPA Water.


  • Ninety-seven percent of the water on Earth is salt water; the water found in the Earth’s lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, swamps, etcetera accounts for only 0.3 percent of the world’s fresh water. The rest is trapped in glaciers or is in the ground.


  • There is more water in the atmosphere than in all of our rivers combined.


  • 748 million people in the world do not have access to an improved source of drinking water.


  • 2.5 billion people do not have use of an improved sanitation facility.

  • 1.8 billion people worldwide drink water that is contaminated with feces.

  • More people in rural India have access to phones than to safe drinking water. It is estimated that only 18 percent of the total rural population of 833 million have access to treated water.

  • India ranks a dismal 120 out of 122 nations for its water quality and 133rd out of 180 nations for its water availability.

  • WHO estimates that, in India, about 38 million people are affected by waterborne diseases each year, of which over 75 percent are children; 780,000 deaths are attributable to contaminated water and more than 400,000 can be attributed to diarrhoea alone.

  • On average, an American resident uses about 100 gallons of water per day.

  • On average, a European resident uses about 50 gallons of water per day.

  • On average, a resident of sub-Saharan Africa uses 2 to 5 gallons of water per day.


  • Read more: http://forbesindia.com/blog/economy-policy/ten-facts-about-drinking-water-in-india-that-may-make-you-sick/#ixzz43ii3BgM6

  • Sources: UN World Water Day; EPA Water Sense; EPA Water.


  • Ninety-seven percent of the water on Earth is salt water; the water found in the Earth’s lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, swamps, etcetera accounts for only 0.3 percent of the world’s fresh water. The rest is trapped in glaciers or is in the ground.


  • There is more water in the atmosphere than in all of our rivers combined.


  • 748 million people in the world do not have access to an improved source of drinking water.


  • 2.5 billion people do not have use of an improved sanitation facility.

  • 1.8 billion people worldwide drink water that is contaminated with feces.

  • More people in rural India have access to phones than to safe drinking water. It is estimated that only 18 percent of the total rural population of 833 million have access to treated water.

  • India ranks a dismal 120 out of 122 nations for its water quality and 133rd out of 180 nations for its water availability.

  • WHO estimates that, in India, about 38 million people are affected by waterborne diseases each year, of which over 75 percent are children; 780,000 deaths are attributable to contaminated water and more than 400,000 can be attributed to diarrhoea alone.

  • On average, an American resident uses about 100 gallons of water per day.

  • On average, a European resident uses about 50 gallons of water per day.

  • On average, a resident of sub-Saharan Africa uses 2 to 5 gallons of water per day.


  • Read more: http://forbesindia.com/blog/economy-policy/ten-facts-about-drinking-water-in-india-that-may-make-you-sick/#ixzz43ii3BgM6

  • Sources: UN World Water Day; EPA Water Sense; EPA Water.