Analyzing Unsafe Water And Poor Sanitation

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In source 1 we learned unsafe water and poor sanitation resulted in 1.6 million deaths in Nicaragua (2013), and about 2 percent of the Nicaraguan population die because of diarrhea (one of the leading causes of death for kids under 5 in Nicaragua.) More than 5400 rural water systems that collect from a surface water source has contaminated water, and many of these rural systems don’t have a filtration system. In 2011 Compatible Technology International and EOS International partnered to make a cheap, easy, and non-electric filtration system that attaches to the rural systems water tank which releases controlled doses of chlorine which kills harmful pathogens and bacterias. In source 2 we learned that many families in rural areas in Nicaragua have difficulty getting water and have to rely on shallow holes, rivers, streams, and lakes for water, and unfortunately about ⅓ of the population has no water to drink. Many rivers, streams, and lakes in Nicaragua are polluted with residential sewage, pesticides, and industrial waste and toxins. Audrey needs to help because some of these sentences are confusing. We learned from source 3 that chlorine is used by most to all of U.S. water utilities that disinfect drinking water. Chlorine is the only disinfectant that effectively and efficiently kills organisms and pathogens when treating water while also leaving the quality of the water intact. Researchers hypothesize that the chlorine reacts with the bacterial cell in a way that

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