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Miami-Dade Water and Sewer participates in United Nations Global Campaign, World Toilet Day

MIAMI (November 19, 2015)

Today the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) joins communities, governments and organizations around the world in recognizing World Toilet Day (WTD), a global campaign to raise awareness on issues of inadequate sanitation. “The global sanitation crisis is an urgent matter. It’s unthinkable that still today, one in three people don’t have access to a clean and safe toilet – a fundamental human right,” said WASD Director Lester Sola. “By participating in this campaign we aim to create awareness in regards to global sanitation challenges.”

Since 2001, World Toilet Day has grown in scope and recognition by global partners. In 2013, the United Nations (UN) passed a resolution recognizing WTD as an official UN international day. This year, World Toilet Day is focusing on the link between sanitation and nutrition drawing the world’s attention to the importance of toilets in supporting better nutrition and improved health. Lack of access to clean drinking water and sanitation, along with the absence of good hygiene practices, are among the underlying causes of poor nutrition globally.

Follow MiamiDadeWater on Twitter to join the conversation about the importance of improving sanitation and how you can help and by tweeting with the hashtag #WECANTWAIT. For more information on World Toilet Day visit http://www.worldtoiletday.info/