Did you know that worldwide every 20 seconds a child dies from a water-related illness? The majority of water-borne illness is caused by fecal matter.
“Residents of Centurion have been warned to avoid using water from the Hennops River due to a sewerage leak”
These headlines are too often seen in South African news papers and normally the article ends with a “. . . repairs and mopping up operations are underway…” or something similar.
Bottom line : Children die. No matter what the cause; rain storms / negligence, children still die. If you think there isn’t much YOU can do about it, WRONG! Of course you can help. It is simple – use less water. By using less water (recycling your grey water for instance) you do help by sending less water to the sewerage plants. That is already a BIG help.