Water and Sanitation Issues in Mexico

Access to safe water in Mexico is a challenge for a significant proportion of the population. According to UN and UNICEF data, 57% of households in Mexico lack access to a safely managed water supply and 43% lack safe sanitation.


of households lack access to
a safely managed water supply
*The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP)​


of households lack
safe sanitation
*The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP)​

Planet Water
Foundation In Mexico

Planet Water Foundation has been active in Mexico since 2019, and deployed over 160 clean water projects during this time, providing access to clean, safe water to over 295,000 people.

Our work includes the deployment of over 100 AquaTower water filtration systems which have been deployed in elementary schools across the country in conjunction with our water health and hygiene education program. Together, our solutions are helping to bring clean, safe water access to students, teachers and members of the communities surrounding our project sites.

Currently, our focus is on clean water projects in Chiapas, Estado de México, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, Tabasco, Tlaxcala, and Veracruz.

Last month, one of my children spent a whole week in the hospital because of a severe case of diarrhea. The doctor advised that she has to stop drinking water from the tap but it is unavoidable because we cannot afford bottled water. I am very happy that you came today to build an AquaTower for us. From today on, we are confident that our children are consuming clean, safe water.
Ana Lucero Hernandez, San ldelfonso Resident
Clean water access is a serious problem in a low-income community like ours. The AquaTower is the solution to this because now we do not need to worry anymore about how and where to source safe potable water each day. I'd like to thank you for creating a positive impact on the lives of our students.
Lizeth Cruz, School Principal

Our Project Clusters

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