Lackof clean water and proper sanitation could bring many communicablediseases in the United States. Water is an essential need that isusedin different households for day-to-day chores like preparing food,drinking and for hygiene purposes. Itiseven dangerous in a clinical setting because the spread of certaindiseases is even easier in this setting. However, the spread ofcontaminated water can becontrolledby putting in place proper infrastructure. The disease that can becontrolledby providing clean water is malnutrition, diarrhea, trachoma,malaria, schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis. Over 817,000deaths have beencausedby lack of access to safe drinking water in 2012 only. Africa hasbeenworst hitthan the United States. According to this information, it is evidentthat putting infrastructure that helps to give access to clean wateris essential in preventing the spread of communicable diseases. Ithelpsin reducing the mortality rate.
Accessto clean water helps in preventing environmental diseases. The UnitedStates has an infrastructure known as a nursing practice which helpsin getting fresh water from automatic ice and ice dispenser. Ibelieve this is very crucial in contributing to curbing the spread ofdirty water. Failure to provide clean drinking water means failure inthe infrastructure to eliminate contaminated water. Maintainingaccess to safe drinking water involves using sanitation for disposingof hazardous wastes and water for cleaning the contaminated objects.The best way of disposing of hazardous waste involves using communityhazardous waste bins to dispose of wastes in large amounts. Everyindividual requires clean drinking water. Proper sanitation systemsshould be put in place to enable this even though some areas due lackdrinking water.
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