Waterlife India sets up Community Drinking Water Plants that can effectively treat all types of contamination and ensure a high-quality water supply, meeting or exceeding both World Health Organization and Indian Governmental standards. The government or funding organization provides the capitol expenditures and the local administrative body or village panchayat provides the land, source of water and electricity connection for setting up the plant.
Long-term operation and maintenance is critical to the sustainability of any water-treatment solution. Waterlife’s unique business model builds this in by creating sustainable revenue streams to support long-term operation and maintenance. Waterlife operates and maintains the plants for a period of ten years to ensure that the intervention continues to be sustainable and runs smoothly year after year.
Waterlife uses green and environmentally friendly technologies and solutions, thus creating economic, social and environmental returns. They work closely with the government, NGOs, self help groups, leading institutions and other opinion leaders in the villages to ensure sustainable solutions at the ground-level and also address the larger goal of solving water issues in the country.
Waterlife also works to spread awareness and influence attitudes and behaviors with respect to safe drinking water through outreach programs in villages. Their program goes beyond drinking water to include various activities such as setting up of rainwater harvesting structures, recycling and channelling the reject water, setting up and contributing towards a community welfare corps from the plant’s revenue stream, providing a free water dispenser at the plant for students and children, and providing local employment.
Waterlife employs a unique and creative combination of the best available green technology and creative business model enabling it to deliver highly affordable clean water to even the most remote, low income, rural and urban communities.