Establishing Community Water Systems in Bangalore Slums
The Community Water Systems project aims to provide safe drinking water to underserved communities in Bangalore where piped water is not available. Water Health’s award winning water purification system and disinfection technology, combined with sustainable business approaches, are delivering clean water to more than 30,000 households in Bangalore slums. Construction of 25 WaterHealth Centers (kiosks that purify and dispense water at affordable rates) is complete. Other donors, such as Gap Inc. and Tata Trust, have helped scale-up the project, by setting up 12 additional kiosks. Water Health recruited 31 women to run the WaterHealth Centers making more than 55% of the WaterHealth Centers women-run. The Jaldhara Foundation and TATA Trusts are among the private sector actors supporting this program.