Medak Government partners with Safe Water Network and Honeywell to launch the first safe water station in the district

Posted by: at 1/31/2017 04:21:00 am



Marks the launch of the 50th Honeywell-funded safe water station in Telangana


Medak, January 31, 2017 –Safe Water Network is collaborating with Medak government to launch the district’s first safe water station, to be funded by Honeywell India. With this announcement, Safe Water Network will inaugurate its 50th Honeywell-funded safe water station in Telangana.

The Honeywell-Safe Water Network initiative addresses a critical need in areas that suffer groundwater contamination, including from fluorides, which cause widespread health problems. These water stations are owned, operated, and maintained by local communities. This initiative deploys state-of-the-art technology, including reverse osmosis and ultraviolet rays to purify water and remove contaminants, and provide affordable and sustainable safe drinking water access in the most affected region.

Medak Government partners with Safe Water Network and Honeywell to launch the first safe water station in the district

Medak Government partners with Safe Water Network and Honeywell to launch the first safe water station in the district

Medak Government partners with Safe Water Network and Honeywell to launch the first safe water station in the district

Medak Government partners with Safe Water Network and Honeywell to launch the first safe water station in the district

Medak Government partners with Safe Water Network and Honeywell to launch the first safe water station in the district

Medak Government partners with Safe Water Network and Honeywell to launch the first safe water station in the district


“Clean drinking water is a fundamental right to life. Providing safe drinking water access to our people in Telangana is one of the most important reform measures undertaken by our government.” said Bharathi Hollikeri, IAS, District Collector, Medak. She added. “The launch of the first safe water station will help us provide clean drinking water, generate employment opportunities, and empower local communities to operate their water supply systems. Slum level federation and women self-help groups will eventuallymanage around 30-40 safe water stations that will be built across the district, including Medak town and gram panchayat areas, under this agreement.”


Over the last two years, Safe Water Network has set up 49 Honeywell-funded safe water stations in Telangana across Karimnagar, Adilabad, Warangal Rural, WarangalUrban, Jayashankar, Mahabubabad, Jagtiyal, Peddapalli, Badradri, Mancherial, Suryapet, Khammam, and Nalgonda districts.

Mr. Ravindra Sewak, Country Director, Safe Water Network said, “We are pleased to partner with Medak district government and support their vision of providing safe water access to all in Medak. We are happy that the women self help group will operate and maintain the plant. We are also introducing, Any Time Water (ATW) facilities in this station to ensure round the clock and round the year access to clean drinking water.”

Mr. Vikas Chadha, President, Honeywell India said, “We introduced our corporate social responsibility (CSR) program in Telangana two years back. We are deeply invested in the region through our strong presence, including a state-of-the-art global technology development center and close to a thousand local engineering talent, many of who volunteer and participate in program to raise awareness about safe drinking water. Through this initiative, we continue to create real, sustainable and measurable impact in the communities we serve.”

About Safe Water Network 

Safe Water Network has been working alongside communities in Ghana and India since 2008 to establish decentralized and locally-owned community water supply systems that provide affordable, reliable and safe off-grid drinking water. Over the past sevenyears Safe Water Network India, has established more than 164iJal safe water stations in the Indian states of Maharashtra, Telangana, and Uttar Pradesh providing access of safe water to over 600,000 beneficiaries. We work along with local governments (Panchayati Raj Institutions) and enable local communities / entrepreneurs by providing training, tools and support to enable financially sustainable iJal stations. The communities buy safe drinking water at nominal rate of Rs 5 / 20L can for walk in consumers. Working with government and other stakeholders, our priority is to document the success of this approach and, working with other entities, reach millions in need of safe water through its broad-scale replication. For more information on Safe Water Network please visit www.safewaternetwork.org

   

About Honeywell India

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. All of Honeywell’s global businesses have a strong legacy in India, built over the last eight decades. Honeywell’s India commitment is evident in seven state-of-the-art manufacturing and engineering operations, and five global centers of excellence for technology development and innovation. Honeywell employs close to 15,000 people across 50 locations including Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Madurai, Pune and Vadodara. For additional information on Honeywell India, please visit http://honeywell.com/country/in/.

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