GUJARAT VILLAGE GETS DRINKING WATER FROM AIR
Gandhigram, a progressive village in Mandvi Taluka, Kutch, is the first in Gujarat to obtain pure drinking water from the air. The project was introduced at Gandhigram on April 29th 2015 amidst a great deal of excitement and interest.
The pilot project was initiated by the local water authorities, the villagers of Gandhigram and ACAP Impex, the exclusive distributors for WaterMaker in Gujarat. The 500 odd inhabitants now have a new source of pure drinking water generated by WaterMaker atmospheric water generators which extract humidity from the atmosphere, condense, purify and dispense it in the form of safe drinking water. Gandhigram’s WaterMaker Air Water Station consists of 2 machines of 1000 liters, totally generating 2000 liters per day.
Gandhigram has become the second village in the world to provide atmospheric water to its inhabitants, the first one being Jalimudi village in Andhra Pradesh set up by WaterMaker in 2009.
“We are extremely grateful to the local officials and the villagers of Gandhigram for their pioneering spirit, whole hearted cooperation and dedication in making this project possible,” states Meher Bhandara, Director, WaterMaker India. “We look forward to more such projects wherever clean water is in short supply.”
This exciting ‘WaterMaker Air Water Station’ installation will be the second of many as the word gets out and around of the amazing technology and its factual application to real use. The unique water machines will now sustain the lives of the locals, and provide a real solution for their safe drinking water needs.
“Interest is high, and requests for information on how it can be duplicated or adapted in other areas of India and the world, are coming to us on an ever increasing basis.” says Meher Bhandara, Director, WaterMaker India. “Many more installations are needed to prevent water borne diseases which affect thousands every day. We appeal to business organizations to use part of their CSR funds, NGOs and State Governments to provide clean and safe drinking water to the people who need it the most.”