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Water & sanitation is very important topic now a days because every eight seconds a child dies of a water-related disease. Every year more than five million people die from illnesses linked to unsafe drinking water, unclean domestic environments and improper excreta disposal.At any given time perhaps one-half of all peoples in the developing world are suffering from one or more of the six main diseases associated with water supply and sanitation (diarrhea, ascaris, dracunculiasis, hookworm, schistosomiasis and trachoma). In addition, the health burden includes the annual expenditure of over ten million person-years of time and effort by women and female children carrying water from distant, often polluted sources.To break the transmission chain of faecally-related diseases, good standards of personal and domestic hygiene, which begin with hand washing after defecation, are essential.