First Water ATM Inaugurated in Hyderabad
Telangana Home Minister Nayani Narshima Reddy has inaugurated the first water ATM at Nalgonda ‘X’ in Hyderabad.
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has partned with Safe Water Network, (an international NGO ) to launch water ATMs, providing affordable, 24×7 safe water access in Hyderabad.
It is supported by USAID under the Urban Wash Alliance Partnership and funded by Honeywell India.
In the first phase, 50 water ATMs out of 200 planned, will be operationalised. It will reach more than 150,000 people.
Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) is supplying raw water for these ATM’s.
Re 1: per glass,
Rs 2: per liter
Rs 5: per 10 liters
Rs 10: per 20 liters.
These ATM’s are connected via cloud-based technology for real time monitoring and analyses of operational parameters, thereby minimising downtime