Effects of the Water Pollution Problem

Water has always been essential to the survival of humankind. However, this water must be drinkable, otherwise serious problems may occur. Drinking water is becoming scarce, especially for the poor in Kenya. Tap water may look clean, however Lead (PB) and other contaminants get into your water through leaching lead service lines.

Both tap and bottled water have numerous organic and inorganic contaminants in them. Cumulative exposure to these contaminants over time can weaken your immune system and cause cellular damage or even cell mutation (cancer).

One third of Kenya’s population does not have access to drinking water and nearly two-thirds lack basic sanitation. This has led the outbreak of preventable waterborne diseases like: cholera, typhoid, diarrhoea, dysentery, hepatitis A, and polio. The Kenyan government spends Ksh 27 billlion annually to fight these preventable waterborne diseases.