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By The Numbers

2.6 billion people lack access to basic sanitation

7 million people die each year from water-borne diseases

1.5 billion people lack access to clean water

74 gallons of water is the average amount consumed by each American, per day

5 gallons is the amount of water a person needs per day, as determined by WHO

1 percent of Earth’s water is drinkable

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