The Water Crisis is Here, and Here’s What You Need to Know

Water is essential to survival and is truly the lifeblood of our communities. However, this resource is not easily available to everyone and is quickly becoming scarce. 

The global demand for water is increasing while supply, which includes providing drinkable and safe water, is decreasing. 

In fact, every day 6,000 children die of water-related diseases. And statistics show that more people die from unsafe water than war. 

Those statistics only scratch the surface of the true crisis happening with our water supply. 

Access to safe water helps protect and save lives. What’s more, water helps fuel human progress and is vital to sustain and maintain life. But, the global water crisis is a major threat  that needs to be addressed. 

The State of Our Water

We are facing a water crisis. According to a report by the World Economic Forum, the water crisis is ranked as the fifth global risk in terms of impact on our society. Here are some shocking statistics about the state of our water: 

  • 80 percent of sewage worldwide is released untreated
  • About 785 million people (that’s about 1 in 10) live without clean water close to home.
  • Meanwhile, the U.S. is suffering enormous droughts… but only recycles one percent of its waste water

Water is necessary to our survival and there are some serious consequences if the poor state of our water isn’t solved. 

Lack of clean, potable water

Around 3 in 10 people lack clean drinking water at home. Further, 6 in 10 people lack safely managed sanitation, resulting in water that could carry viruses and diseases. 

Contaminated water can carry and transmit diseases like diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio. These diseases and viruses lead to serious illnesses and even death. People and communities are exposed to these diseases when there is inadequate, inappropriately managed or even a lack of sanitation services. 

Further, inadequate management of water in urban, industrial and agricultural wastewater can mean that drinking water is at a high risk of contamination and chemical pollution. 

What’s more, is that water can be polluted or contaminated from insects and parasites. Some of these insects breed in dirty and contaminated water, furthering risk of infection from those who have no choice but to drink this dirty water. 

Lack of access and water scarcity

In most parts of the U.S., access to water is not a thought, it is simply just available to most. It’s as easy as turning on the faucet or grabbing a bottle of water out of the fridge. However, this is not the case for many in urban parts of the U.S. and even globally. 

In some cases outside the U.S., lengthy journeys to a source of water are required daily which takes people away from other productive tasks. Further, these journeys can be risky, whether the trip is through an unsafe community or if there are environmental factors that could lead to dehydration, hypothermia, exhaustion and more. 

Physical strain is an issue but what’s more concerning is that the World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that by 2025, half of the world’s population will live in water-stressed areas. This means that journeys to access water could quickly be becoming impossible. 

Water infrastructure is crumbling

In the U.S., our water supply is collected from surface water and groundwater. Surface water consists of water coming from a lake, river or reservoir, which are typically refilled from rain water. The public water supply is used for domestic, commercial and industrial purposes. 

The U.S.’s drinking water is composed of about 2.2 million pipes, all of which are located underground. Because these pipes are usually underground, water infrastructure can be considered out of sight, out of mind. The problem with this is that some of the older pipes were laid in the 19th century and are well past their end of design life. The well-known disaster at Flint, Michigan was caused by antiquated, lead-contaminated water mains.

According to the 2021 U.S. Infrastructure Report Card on drinking water, sources estimate that between 2004 and 2017 that there were between 10 and 37 pipe leaks and breaks per 100 miles of pipes. With these pipe breaks, the U.S. is losing up to a third of its drinking water supply and, typically, it can take a long time to repair and replace these pipes. 

This crisis could potentially result in a decline in clean, sanitized drinking water since there will be time and money spent in replacing the current infrastructure. Further, other countries completely lack any kind of infrastructure or are facing poorly managed sanitation services, making their clean water supply scarce or simply non-existent.

Ways You Can Help During the Water Crisis

Getting educated and being aware of the global water crisis is the first step in solving this critical issue. Drinking water is a necessity to life and this crisis needs adequate attention around developing policies, raising awareness and solving issues like the lack of clean water, addressing the scarcity and ensuring that the infrastructure is solid and sustainable. 

There is a serious problem that is threatening the survival of humankind and it’s time that we do something about it. 

Investing In Water: Investors Can Help Solve the Water Crisis

With the global water crisis on the rise, fund managers are seeing an opportunity to help solve this crisis while also making money. 

Investing in water is recession-resistant and there are many ways to get involved in this opportunity. For example, investors can simply buy shares from the companies that support water infrastructure materials like pipes, pumps, meters and filter manufacturers. Another option is to invest in water utilities and environmental service companies that assist in the purification and distribution of drinking water. 

Investment in water is a priority for the U.S. government. They are planning to invest 100 Billion dollars to help fix our more than 150,000-plus water systems, but that is only about one year’s deficit, and runaway inflation is at risk of dooming that initiative, as well.

This failure of central infrastructure is creating the opportunity known as “Water 2.0”: investment in local cut-the-cord water treatment by businesses and industry. 

Direct action to help solve this crisis is needed by the community and local businesses. And, investing in those solutions could be the answer. 

How to Get Started in Water Investment

You can help be a part of solving the world’s water crisis. 

We have plenty of resources in our world, so much that we can put someone on the moon and support space travel. However, our water quality, availability and infrastructure are subpar.  We can’t live without water and with the current state of our water, survival could be at risk. 

OriginClear is working to change that trajectory. We are working towards saving and sanitizing water on a large scale, with the help of investors. With the deep marriage of motivation and mechanics, OriginClear is partnering and relying on other investors to help solve this crisis. 

OriginClear is led by an incredibly innovative and passionate leader, Riggs Eckelberry, and a dedicated management team. With a great leader supported by strong executives, we also need passionate investors to lend their support to help solve this issue. Not only could investors transform their portfolio, but they could make drinking water better and more accessible in the world. Here is the investment opportunity:

  • Convert your investment to common stock anytime at 150 percent of your investment – you choose when!
  • Don’t worry about converting too late and losing the potential opportunity: our “price lock” is designed to give you peace of mind.
  • At no extra charge, get up to nearly FOUR TIMES your investment in leverage!

Are you a more conservative investor? If you qualify, you could invest in one of our Water On Demand subsidiaries, secured by the subsidiary itself. Generous terms and a share of net profits from the managed services program! Let us know if this interests you.

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