For less than the cost of a latte, beer or gallon of gas, we have fresh, clean water delivered to our homes on a daily basis ($101 a month for 30 days is $3.36 a day).
For many of us, the cost of clean water and unlimited electricity is comparable to our monthly expenses for cable, phone or eating out.
Meanwhile, 750 million people around the world lack access to safe water, more than twice the population of the United States.
Diarrhea caused by inadequate drinking water, sanitation and hand hygiene kills an estimated 842,000 people every year globally, about 2,300 people per day.
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Although water rates for residential customers in San Luis Obispo are increasing due to the drought, I greatly appreciate access to clean water and am willing to pay an extra 50 cents a day for home delivery of our planet’s most precious resource.