Solar-Powered ATMs Bring Clean Water to India’s Slums

October 28, 2014 4:45 pm Published by

“Smart solar-powered “water ATMs” have become a growing source of clean water for rural villagers in India. Now the ATM franchise aims to extend services into India’s urban slums where women and girls typically spend hours waiting for tanker trucks to deliver fresh water.

The Sarvajal organization has built a franchised network of its “water ATMs” serving 110,000 rural customers in India—targeting regions where nobody else wants to get into the business of delivering water the “last mile” to reach villages that don’t have the luxury of simply turning on the tap for fresh water. Customers simply swipe a prepaid smart card at the ATM to collect their water, according to Yale Environment 360“.

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