Over half of the developing world’s population suffer from diseases associated with unsafe water and poor sanitation. Specifically, more than a billion people do not have access to safe water. Over 2 billion people live without adequate sanitation. In fact, more than 2 billion people use a drinking water source contaminated with faeces.
About 830,000 will die this year from diarrhea because of unsafe drinking water, and sanitation. Of these, 297,000 are children under the age of 5. In fact, every day, 6,000 children die of water-related diseases.
We created ROCKBlue to address the unacceptable situation listed above. And do this through our work with utilities and municipalities serving high population areas of the developing world.
ROCKBlue partners with struggling utilities to achieve the desired outcomes for their customers. The outcome of our efforts addresses Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6) - Clean water and sanitation.
Experienced and dedicated specialists help water utilities ensure uninterrupted potable water and sanitation. And, in so doing, they help the private sector and other stakeholders of these utilities.
We are growing fast and are currently working in five countries, 18 cities/towns that serve over 5 million people. An example of our work is in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe has suffered from economic and political sanctions for the past 20 years. The result – deteriorated infrastructure, including water and sanitation. This has led to water borne diseases and death. Last year, in two months alone there were 23 suspected cases of Cholera. In the first five months of 2019 there were 464 reported cases of diarrhoea for those older than five and 615 cases for children under the age of five. The rainy season (October to April) is approaching and with it risk of further sickness and death.