Why Water and Hygiene Should be a Core Business Strategy


The economic benefits of having access to an improved drinking water supply can only be taken advantage of when there is improved service delivery and good hygiene practices. Service providers keep people hydrated and healthier, by continuously working to increase and sustain access to water, sanitation, and hygiene – known collectively as WASH.


We look at the inherent wider socio-economic impacts, particularly for emerging economies it has. Two billion people have a shortage or no access to potable water and reliable services. Unsafe hygiene practices increase the chances of disease-causing pathogens, that compound in our environment.


The average South African consumes more water than their international counterparts. The average water consumption in South Africa is 235 litres per capita per day compared to a world average of 185.

According to WHO, at least two billion people use a drinking water source contaminated with faeces.


Businesses make losses in profits due to the inability to keep up with demands, because of reduced productivity, directly related to water- and sanitation costs - many countries lose up to 5% of their GDP.

We specialise in levelling the supply demands by increasing investment in water services, to generate a shift in project planning, design, and positive return on investment through increased productivity.


Healthy employees are less likely to miss work and generally more productive and lower human error incidences. An investment into the right water solutions and its complimentary services generate public benefits as well as opportunities for expansion and sustainability.


MEB can help you reduce OPEX and mitigate Business Risks before they occur. We have an exclusive portfolio of partners with market-leading technology and services. It’s our mission to create attractive supplier-consumer dynamics, which lead to healthier business decisions, gains on more returns and progressive disposable income for all parties.



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