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Poor sanitation practices existing in the world include: (1) open defecation, (2) improperly operated and maintained public/community systems, (3) direct defecation in water bodies, and (4) discharge of untreated wastewater and wastewater residuals into water bodies. Each of these directly affects human health and the environment.

Our Challenge...

The global sanitation crisis

Over 2.5 billion people – roughly 37% of the world’s population – lack access to basic sanitation, with over 1 billion people practicing open defecation. The lack of basic sanitation perpetuates the cycle of poverty and disease in multiple and insidious ways:

  • Every 20 seconds
    a child dies as a result of poor sanitation.
  • 80% of diseases in developing countries
    are caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation,
    including inadequate sanitation facilities.
  • Doing nothing is costly
    Every US $1 spent on sanitation brings a $5.50 return
    by keeping people healthy and productive.
  • Lack of basic sanitation particularly threatens
    the safety and well-being of women and girls.

Did you know...

While there are 7 billion people

And 6 billion people
now have cell phones


only
4.5 billion have toilets

Our goal is to promote:

Universal access to sanitation services through the development of a revolutionary technology for managing human waste.

  • Large-scale deployment of the EarthAuger Solution promises to dramatically reduce the toll on human life and the environment that follows from poor sanitation.
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