Americans use more than 100 gallons of water a day, and most of us take it for granted. We assume that when we turn the knob, water will show up. It’s not life or death; it’s hot or cold.
But for hundreds of millions of people worldwide (and 1.7 million people in the US), water is everything. To survive, they have to get at least four liters - or about one gallon - a day.
We challenge you to live one day in water poverty. For 24 hours, use just #4Liters of water for everything you do and change the way you think about water forever.
With a little planning and the right attitude, #4Liters is an awesome adventure. Grab your water bottle - here's how to get started:
Log in to 4liters.org and connect your social accounts. That way, everytime you post something during your 4Liters Challenge, it will show up on your timeline.
Fill a one liter water bottle and use it for everything: cooking, cleaning, drinking, and bathing. You can refill your bottle 3 more times. Try to use no more than four liters. Stay hydrated!
At 4pm post a video or picture showing how much water you have left. What was weird, funny or inspiring about your day? Post with the hashtag #4liters.
When you finish your 24 hours, you can challenge 2 people to take the challenge or donate! (Tell them on facebook.) Call them out by name, and be sure to support them!
We’re a human rights non-profit helping to make clean water more available and more sustainable in every community.
In places without reliable water access, DIGDEEP empowers communities to build smart water projects that fit their needs. We’re the only global water organization building access projects in the US.
Our water access projects measurably improve human rights standards like gender equity and access to education, making people healthier, happier and more equal. See a project report.
In places that already have access to clean water, DIGDEEP designs campaigns like the 4Liters Challenge to help people better understand and care for their water resources.