India’s population today numbers about 1.3 billion people. It is a densely populated country with a huge number of problems, caused by a demographic boom and natural conditions. According to statistics, more than 10% of the population does not have access to clean drinking water. More than 150 million people in the country drink dangerous water for their life.
Such water contains many dangers: infections, viruses, bacteria that can cause serious illnesses, epidemics and even death. Authorities are trying to establish a system of supply of drinking water to the population, but due to the high prices, residents simply can’t afford buying it.
The Delhi government has decided to organize new cheap and effective way to supply water. To do this, the city installed about 500 water ATMs. These cylindrical constructions (with water reservoirs) are powered by solar panels, located on them. Thanks to the self-provision of these ATMs by the energy, the water costs less. After pilot testing of the program on 15 ATMs, there had established the price only 1 cent for 4 liters of drinking water, which is fully acceptable even for the poor people. Thanks to such programs, the locals are able to drink clean water.
In the civilized world, when drinking water flows just from the tap, it is difficult to imagine that somewhere people are deprived of such banal convenience — the availability of drinking water. We sincerely hope that these simple devices will significantly increase the level of life of people living in the affected regions.