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ReWa and Clean Water

Posted June 17, 2015 in Articles

Why is clean water an important issue for everyone in the Upstate? Because you can’t pass the buck. We all live downstream so we all need to be involved.

Having a healthy water source is critical to our economy. From agriculture, to wildlife, to craft brewing, and clean tech, clean water is the lifeblood to it all. Headwater and seasonal streams feed the drinking water sources of the Upstate.

Water is a fundamental human need. Each person on Earth requires at least 20 to 50 liters of clean, safe water a day for drinking, cooking, and simply keeping themselves clean.

Polluted water isn’t just dirty—it’s deadly. Some 1.8 million people die every year of diarrheal diseases like cholera. Tens of millions of others are seriously sickened by a host of water-related ailments—many of which are easily preventable.

That is why ReWa is so committed to making the Upstate’s water safe and clean.