Globally, an estimated 2,000 children under the age of five die every day from water borne diseases; 780 million people lack access to safe drinking water. Close to 25% of the earth�s population is forced to rely on contaminated water sources for basic needs and people are getting sick from their water. Up until now, the response to the water crisis has been focused solely on water availability, not on the critical issues of quality or sustainability.
Access to water only solves part of the problem. Traditional solutions like borewells and water delivered by tanker trucks are viable options for water access, but they can easily become compromised. Borewells can become irrevocably contaminated or dry up, while trucking in water from non-reliable sources is neither safe nor sustainable.