India CSR News Network
NEW DELHI: WaterHealth India (WHIN) have partnered with various Jal Boards to provide clean, safe and affordable drinking water to people.
WaterHealth is the next generation water ‘micro-utility’, delivering a sustainable service that purifies local water sources to WHO-quality drinking water standards. It installs, operates, maintains and quality monitors decentralized community water (Purification) systems called WaterHealth Centers (WHCs).
WaterHealth has recently inaugurated three (3) WHC and three (3) WDUs at Alipur, Batla House and Mubarak Dhabas in Delhi. The initiative expects to bring about a positive and healthy change in the drinking water habits of underserved communities. Currently, WaterHealth India (WHIN) plans to install 29 WaterHealth Centers (WHCs) and 250 Water Dispensation Units (WDUs) in the urban slums of Delhi.
Speaking on the occasion, Vikas Shah, Chief Operating Officer, WaterHealth International (WHI) said, “WaterHealth has associated with Delhi Jal Board to provide safe drinking water to underserved citizens of the National Capital. This partnership will be instrumental in bringing the Company closer to achieving its mission of providing safe water to over 100 million people by 2020.”
A Water Dispensation Unit (WDU) is a ‘small footprint’ stand-alone water vending machine that can be installed in high footfall locations therebyextending the ‘safe water’ coverage area. The unit comprises of a water storage tank, dispensing pump, dispensing tap, dispensing controller and a power system.
The project builds on WaterHealth India’s successful track record of installing and managing over 500 WHCs in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu since 2006. The Company’s award winning water purification and disinfection technology, combined with creative business approaches has enabled the delivery of affordable, clean and safe drinking water to even the most underserved communities. Raw water undergoes six (6) stages of purification in a WHC, including reverse osmosis (RO) and ultraviolet (UV) disinfection and the treated water meets the stringent IS10500 and World Health Organization (WHO) standards.
Plants set up under this partnership provide clean drinking water at an affordable price and will filter 10,000 liters of water per day. WaterHealth has provided RFID cards to consumers for WDUs, wherein the consumers, just need to touch the screen with the card for water dispensation.