Despite the fundamental role of water for human health, survival, and development, every one out of nine people do not have access to clean water today. 2.5 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation, and every minute a child dies from a water-related disease.
Clean Water Projects
Why Dig Deep Wells?
In the short term, it may seem more cost-effective to cease digging once you reach the water table. However, shallow wells are susceptible to surface contamination, contributing to diseases such as E. coli, salmonella typhi, Schistosoma, cholera, and hepatitis A. This is especially true with wells on the African continent. While 30 meters — or roughly 98.42 feet — is generally considered a safe depth, Embrace Relief ensures the best quality water by digging to a depth of 45 meters — or roughly 147.64 feet.
According to the American Groundwater Trust, increasing the well depth and the length of the well casing will result in a longer flow path. The longer the length of time water is in the subsurface, the likelihood that bacteria will die-off or be trapped by soil and rock improves.