In November 2018 we reached the milestone of producing 1 million litres of purified drinking water in various the watershops installed in Gujarat, India. The water is provided and sold to customers in and around Ahmedabad in watershops at price levels of around 1 euro cent per litre.
Apart from reaching the 1 million litre production milestone, the system has also become financial sustainable. All operational and maintenance costs are covered with income related to water sales.
After a period in which watershops proof themselves, they are concept handed over to local communities which from that point take over the lead and become responsible for prolongation of the water production. Watershops not only deliver clean drinking water free of germs and harmful bacteria. We also provide at an increased rate- chilled drinking water and ‘bulk drinking water’ for Indian festivals. And to increase the convenience for our customers even more, the water can be delivered at their doorstep making use of the services of local rickshaw entrepreneurs willing to take care of the transportation at a slightly increased water price.
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