What Connection Could Rain Barrels Have with World Toilet Day?

World Toilet Day is a United Nations (UN) observance, on November 19, that highlights a serious problem – 2.5 billion people in the DO NOT have access to proper sanitation.

Here are seven key facts you need to know about the problem:

  1. 40% of the world — more than 2.5 billion people —  lack access to improved sanitation.
  2. Over the past 200 years, toilets have added twenty years to the human lifespan.
  3. As a part of the 2030 Sustainable Development goals, the UN hopes to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
  4. More people in the world have access to mobile phones than toilets.
  5. Poor sanitation increases the risk for malnutrition and disease, especially for women and children.
  6. Diarrheal disease is the second leading cause of death among children under five and is entirely preventable with access to proper sanitation and clean water.
  7. For every dollar invested in water and sanitation, there is a $4.30 return in the form of reduced healthcare costs around the world.

Fun Fact

Did you know that the rainwater collected from rain barrels can be used to flush your toilet !  How cool is that?


Do you know a non-profit organization or school that would like to fundraise with us in 2018? Learn how to refer them and receive your choice of a FREE rain barrel, downspout diverter or rain barrel stand.

RainBarrel.ca partners with non-profit organizations to host rain barrel fundraising sales. For more information, please visit RainBarrelFundraising.com/Partnership.