The Maruti Suzuki Water ATM has 10 stage UV filtration technology by Waterlife and the water meets WHO and ISO10500 standards and retains all the essential minerals
Water is the most important thing needed for human beings to stay alive in this world as we can live without food for weeks but without water it is not possible. Even though 71 percent of earth surface is water but only 2.5 percent is fresh and we can only access just 1 percent of fresh water in the world as the rest of it trapped in glaciers etc.
Fresh water is a concern all around the world and government is taking different initiatives to bring good water accessible for everyone. Maruti Suzuki is one of the manufacturers which are actively taking different initiatives for small villages in the country. The company’s Manesar and Gujarat plant are surrounded by lots of small villages in which the standard of living is very small.
Maruti Suzuki’s Village Development plan is a new initiative by the company as they have adopted 26 villages around its plants in Gujarat and Haryana. The company’s interventions under community development, are results-oriented and concentrated in the areas of providing clean water, better sanitation facilities along with improved education infrastructure and development of common community assets.
Inorderd to provide clean water for villages, Maruti Suzuki inaugurated water ATM in Manesar village as it is among one of the villages adopted by the company and it has a population of over 1 lakh residents. The compay will soon set up 10 more water ATM in the adopted villages in Haryana and these Water ATMs have cumulatively dispensed around 5 lakh litres of safe drinking water.
The initial cost of the project is borne by Maruti Suzuki and the land is provided by Manesar village panchayat. The project is owned by the panchayat as they provide water and electricity for the ATM. The maintenance and operation will be under taken by Waterlife India for next 10 years and they will sell water at a normal rate of 35 paiser per litre and Rs. 7 for 20 liters.
The Water ATM has 10 stage UV filtration technology by Waterlife and the water meets WHO and ISO10500 standards and retains all the essential minerals. The Water ATM has a capacity to generate 1000 litres of drinking water per hour. When compared to regular water purification systems, the Waterlife technology has minimal water rejection of only 25% (1/4th).