Over the last few decades the overwhelming majority of money spent towards providing water has been invested in drilling wells. While these efforts have significantly increased access to water around the developing world, millions of children are still dying from waterborne disease.
Access to water does not necessarily mean it is safe to drink. Wells often become contaminated and river water is full of bacteria. Even if the water is clean initially, it is commonly recontaminated during transportation and storage. That is why we must equip those in developing countries with point-of-use filters, like the TivaWater Filter, to prevent illness.