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Source: MIT Tech Review
Published: March 2019

Sanitation Without Sewers

Circulated: April 18, 2019

  • 2.3 billion people do not have basic sanitation facilities such as toilets or latrines.
  • 750 billion people consume food irrigated by wastewater.
  • 842K people die in low and middle income countries each year as a result of inadequate water sanitation and hygiene.
  • 892M people defecate in the open, for example in street gutters, behind bushes, or into open bodies of water.

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