7.9 billion litres of clean water for developing countries

A great milestone on World Water Day

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22 March 2021 Hygiene

Since its establishment, the Made Blue Foundation made 7.9 billion litres of clean water available in developing countries. The foundation revealed this on today's World Water Day. CWS is proud to contribute to this achievement as a partner. For us, clean water matters. Did you know that it’s a daily task for one out of ten people in the world to get access to clean water? According to Made Blue, this affects around 6.3 billion people worldwide.

Last year, the foundation donated 1.6 billion litres of clean water to developing countries.

Clean water is essential

In developing countries, women and children in particular spend a lot of time collecting water, which is often not drinkable and unclean. An estimated 485,000 people die every year because of contaminated drinking water and poor sanitation. That is more than 1,300 people per day. Another problem caused by the daily need to get clean water: children cannot go to school and remain uneducated.


The goal of our partnership with the Made Blue Foundation therefore is providing clean drinking water and hygiene for all. Pure water is vital. What is particularly critical about the lack of water supply is that the coronavirus, for example, can keep spreading in slums. People need clean water to maintain good hygiene.

CWS Certificate Made Blue

Frank van der Tang at Made Blue:

"We are very happy about the cooperation with CWS. Not only does it enable us to make clean water available in developing countries. At the same time CWS' hygiene solutions help to avoid unnecessary clean water consumption in our own country."

CWS SmartWash: promoting hygiene and reducing water consumption

In exchange for every rented CWS SmartWash, we together with our partner Smixin donate 20,000 litres of water to Made Blue. The foundation will invest this amount in water projects in countries with severe water deficits, such as Ethiopia. To put this into perspective, 20,000 litres will give 20 children access to clean water at school for a whole year.

The CWS SmartWash automatically dispenses soap from the tap, ensuring that everyone uses soap when washing his or her hands. This innovative tap uses up to 90 % less water than a regular one. Therefore, as a user, you also save drinking water. Ideal for placing in a washroom for users.

10,000 litres for each sensory tap

For every leased "normal" sensor tap (none-touch) that only dispenses water, we donate 10,000 litres of water in return. In this way, together with our customers, we contribute to promoting the supply of clean water in developing countries.

Curious about how these donations go to good use? Find out in the video!