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By the 21st century there should be clean fresh water that can besafe to drink and individuals should practice adequate sanitation in order to reduce the chances of getting diseases Lee T and Floris V 2003 Nevertheless there are still billions of individuals who do not have fresh water resources or practice sanitationThe United States a developed country has a very low number of individuals getting sick because it hasclean tap water and proper sanitation of restrooms that help eliminate the risks of individuals becoming sick However some developing countries such as Ethiopia have large amounts of the population getting sick from bacteria attacking their immune systems Some of the main factors that can add to the issue of large populations becoming sick are control of political power low-income families who cannot afford to buy clean tap water and water resources for the publicThe government in Ethiopia runs the nations natural resources Nevertheless the countrys elites have influence and power and are privileged to be the first ones to have access to the resources before the rest of the countys population In Ethiopia water is one of the most valuable resources because there is nota sufficient supply for the countrys population Showers B 2002 Those who have power over the countrys resources make the decision on who gets water and at what cost One of the issues that affects most of the countys populations is that fresh water is not equally distributed among the population Since water is a valuable source the market takes advantage of the demand for clean tap waterand one of the ways that the government controls this is by raising the price ofclean tap water Furthermore many of these elites are not from the country they are owners of corporations that exploit resources of developing countries Allan JA 2012 Their goal is to expand their business and political powerand one way is by having control over the countrys resources The authors
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