Water, Sewage & Effluent January-February 2017 - Page 4

80 %

The percentage of sewage in developing countries that is discharged untreated into rivers , lakes , and coastal areas .

1.5l

billion

The number of litres lost in South Africa every year through leaks .

16

Women in South Africa walk the equivalent distance of travelling to the moon and back 16 times a day , just to gather water . In total that ’ s 12.5 million km !

26 %

The percentage of SA schools ( urban and rural ) that have no access to water .

443 1 / 5 million

The number of school days lost each year due to water-related diseases .

3l

The number of deaths among children under the age of five due to water-related diseases .
The number of litres it takes to produce a 1l plastic water bottle .

250

The number of litres used daily in a typical South African household .
Principals believe their pupils are not safe in the school toilets .
Pupils say they are afraid of falling into the toilet at school .

64 %

50 %

Principals say their school toilets violate their pupils ’ rights to health and safety .

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