Nearly 4 million people die each year from water related diseases. Water, a basic of life, contaminated for millions of people around the world. The necessity is disgusting; filthy, dirty water some people's only option.
Cody Barker, People Water Founder, said, "It just came up as an idea at first, we didn't actually think it would work."
A few years ago, Barker decided to solve the problem.
Barker said, "The idea, lets sell water and then give water to people that need it."
As a pretty basic idea became a reality, they learned the severity of the situation and the work they really needed to do.
Barker said, "When we realized how serious this problem was, that's when we did something about it and actually make a business with it."
The water is bottled in California and distributed out of their Utah county facility.
Once the product is ready, the business is simple: sell people water and then use the money they raise to provide fresh and clean water to people who so desperately need it around the world.
Barker said, "Because of something as simple as People Water, and what we are doing we are able to save a lot of people's lives."
It may seem like a strange business model, to give away their money, but People Water says it is working and they are really saving lives.
Cody and his team have been on several international trips. They show up and start drilling looking for clean water. When they leave, they leave behind a better life for the community.
All of this is possible, because of a simple idea: cool water bottles evolving into clean water for millions.