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The ALS ice bucket challenge brought awareness of two situations, one being the ALS disease and the second being water scarcity issues. Without a doubt, the mastermind behind the ALS ice bucket challenge didn’t think that using water and and/or ice would create such controversy.  While the campaign was a brilliant idea and has indeed made this fatal disease more aware to the public, a lot of people are up-in-arms about wasting perfectly clean water when there are so many who need clean water.

So, we decided to highlight both situations and provide the proper facts and organizations that you should know about.

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)

  • Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or motor neuron disease (MND)
  • Neurodegenerative disorder
    • Muscle spasticity
    • Rapid weakness due to muscle wasting
    • Survival
      • Average onset to death is three to four years
      • Only 4% survive longer than 10 years
      • More than 5,600 diagnosed every year
      • Responsible for 2 deaths per 100,000 people
      • Organizations to learn more about ALS:

Water Scarcity

  • 783 million people do not have access to clean and safe water
    • 37% of those people live in Sub-Saharan Africa
    • 1 in 9 people worldwide do not have access to safe and clean drinking water
    • 443 million school days are lost each year due to water-related diseases
    • Globally, we use 70% of our water sources for agriculture and irrigation, and only 10% on domestic uses
    • Organizations to learn more about water scarcity:

We understand the importance of having clean and pure water in your home. Hague Water strives to educate the community on safe water consummation. If you have questions about the water in your home, reach out to Hague Water today!  We even offer a FREE in-home water test to evaluate the water in your home.