Imagine walking around all day in the sweltering heat. Looking for food for you and your family to eat or even for work. Suddenly you feel yourself getting weak, your dehydrated. But there is nothing you can do because you don’t have clean water. Clean water should be available to everyone all over the world because it is a necessity to live. I will inform you on of the statistics of those without clean water. Then I will explain why some people don’t have access to clean water and finally, the action we can take to improve our water quality in the united states. According to Wateraid.org’s statistics, an organization focused on giving poverty-stricken countries the access to clean water, one in ten people on earth do not have clean water. Water is one of the necessities we humans need to survive, according to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Along with food, warmth, and rest. Then why is it that 10% of our population does not have access to clean water? Upon further research, I stumbled upon an article by global citizen titled, why do so many people struggle to access clean water?. This article claims there are three reasons why some people do not have access to clean water. One being lack of infrastructure in that region. Meaning there is not an institution that monitors or distributes their water. The second thing they claim was a causation, is the climate. According to them, rural areas used for farming are prone to water shortages. Also, during rainy months, flood water or runoff can mix with the drinking water making it unsanitary. The third cause, changes in temperature. As temperatures increase, so does the likelihood of contracting waterborne illnesses, like Cholera, which is a bacterium, because they thrive in warmer climates. This being said we need to take better care of our planet’s water starting from home and hopefully, others will follow. According to simsbury-ct.gov, there are ten things we can do to control water pollution. I will name a few. Rule one, do not pour oil, fat or grease down the drain but instead put it in a jar and threw it away with solid wastes. Rule two, do not pour chemicals down the toilet or sink but instead find out the proper way to dispose of it. Rule three, do not flush medication but instead throw it in the trash. Rule four, do not use the toilet as a trash can, put trash in the trash bin. Rule five, avoid using the garbage disposal but instead a DIY, do it yourself, compost. And rule number nine, Minimize the use of pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers.Although it will take several years to improve the integrity of our water, there are things we can do to improve it today. We can support organizations that strive to protect our water by aiming to improve water and toxic waste laws, like the Clean Water Fund or those that help build sanitation clinics like Global Water. Or we could follow the rules of what not to put in our drainage system. To conclude, today I informed you on the statistic of those without clean water, then I explained why some lack the access to clean water and finally ways we can lead by example to improve water quality.