It is something we take for granted everyday in the United States and this part of the world, but in other parts of the
world they don't have clean water, even though it may be directly under
where they stand.
Our availability to clean drinking water is not in
question. We have full reservoirs of water. Others have lakes and
quarries, but in South America and Africa, people die everyday because
they don't have clean water. The Thirst Project's school tour is
traveling to 300 schools this year to spread the word about the need for
clean water. They were at OSU Lima on Thursday.
The idea behind the tour is
to educate people about the issue, as we often take clean water for
granted. Blakely says Planet Earth has 6 billion people, one billion of
them don't have safe drinking water. The Thirst Project goes around
the world using their donations to dig new wells in remote areas so
those people have fresh water. So far they've spent about 2.6 million
dollars on new wells. Each one costing about $5000 dollars.