Safe Water Network And Honeywell India Launch 100th iJal Safe Water Station
Safe Water Network (SWN) and Honeywell India today launched their 100th iJal safe water station, providing safe water access to ~330,000 people in Telangana districts affected by severe groundwater contamination, including from fluorides. These locallyowned and locally-operated safe water stations deploy state-of-the-art six-level filtration technology, including reverse osmosis and ultraviolet filtration to purify water. Unique technology interventions such as solar-powered water treatment plants, Internet of Things-based remote monitoring system, and water ATMs ensure uninterrupted and sustainable supply of clean and affordable drinking water.
Kurt Soderlund, CEO, Safe Water Network, said, “We have a vision that a fundamental necessity such as safe water must be available for all. Through strategic partnerships, technology and innovation, on-ground community engagement, and analyses, we have been successful in deploying a strong market-based social enterprise model that provides sustainable access to safe water especially to the bottom of the pyramid and is generating livelihoods, as many as four livelihoods per safe water station, enabling each person in the value chain to become an entrepreneur, operator, distributor, and/or technician. “Together with Honeywell, we are converting traditional mindset and centuries-old behavior of treating water as a freely available resource,” added, Soderlund.