In Pakistan drinking water supply is characterized by many challenges. Regardless of high population growth the government of the country has failed to increase the share of the population with access to an improved water source. In addition, the water supplied is also mostly not safe to drink.
The water supply sector still faces major challenges. The quality of the services is poor. This can be evidenced by the intermittent water supply in the urban areas and limited wastewater treatment. Waterborne diseases outbreak as a result of poor drinking water quality and waste water treatment. In Pakistan more than 3 million children become infected with waterborne diseases every year.
In addition, most of the service providers do not cover the costs of operation and maintenance because of the low tariffs and poor efficiency. As a result, they are strongly dependent on the government subsidies and external funding. It is also significant to note that the level of annual investment by the Pakistani government i.e US$4/capita still remains a lot below the necessary level required to achieve a significant increase in access and quality of water supply service.
Help A Child Project took an initiative to provide clean drinking water to a large population of children in rural areas of Pakistan. 10,000 mineral bottles were distributed in the endeavour to supply children with healthy drinking water.
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