Making an impact since 1907.  That year the Rotary Club of Chicago hosted a forum on public restrooms, known as "comfort stations." As a result, public toilets for men and women were included at the new Chicago City Hall building in 1911.
Clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education are basic necessities for a healthy environment and a productive life.

When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families.


Through water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs, Rotary’s people of action mobilize resources, form partnerships, and invest in infrastructure and training that yield long-term change.