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Piramal Sarvajal Provides Accessible Safe Drinking Water Solutions across Bhubaneswar


Leverages ‘Hub & Spoke’ model to provide access to safe drinking water.

 Deployed 40 water ATMs that have delivered ~20 lakh litres water since 2006
Bhubaneswar, India |January 02, 2019: Piramal Sarvajal, an initiative of the Piramal Foundation, has strategically deployed 40 water ATMs to make safe drinking water accessible across key locations by using its ‘Hub & Spoke’ model, in Bhubaneswar.        In response to an outbreak of jaundice and dengue cases that occurred in Bhubaneswar in 2014, due to broken water supply lines, a tender was floated by
Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation. This tender was awarded to Piramal Sarvajal in 2016 for
installation of safe drinking water facilities. The innovative ‘Hub & Spoke’ Model consists of 1 purification unit (Hub) and 10 water ATMs (Spokes).        A Customized tanker vehicle dispenses water
through no-touch transfer mechanism, thereby maintaining the purity of the purified water.Commenting on the development, Anuj Sharma, CEO, Piramal Sarvajal said, “We are delighted with the
successful deployment of our water ATMs and the resultant off-take witnessed in areas where
previously, access to safe drinking w

ater has been a luxury. Leveraging technology for monitoring and key observations provides key insights for our teams, which in turn enable us to offer impactful solutions. The substantial increase in beneficiaries reaffirms our com

mitment to democratize access to safe drinking water across India.”
To minimize re occurrence of such incidents and to address the challenges of access to safe drinking
water faced by the urban undeserved population (slums and public places) in Bhubaneswar, Piramal
Sarvajal has deployed 4 purification plants (Hub) and 40 water ATMs (Spokes) across the city. The
consumers can individually avail 10 litres of water free of cost, daily, in flexible quantities, from any of
the Piramal Sarvajal ATMs by using RFID card. Since its set up in 2016, Piramal Sarvajal has provided
access to over 20 lakh litres of sa

fe drinking water in Bhubaneswar.

Piramal Sarvajal aims to work towards reaching the last mile. It ensures studying and setting up plants,
timely maintenance, spreading awareness and consumption of safe drinking water through its
innovative and impactful solutions. The key considerations for efficient deployment of Piramal Sarvajal

ATMs:                                                                                     Building awareness on ATM locations
 Proximity to denser population of beneficiaries
Based on a review of expected optimal capacity utilization for each ATM, 14 of the 40 Water ATMs were
found to be under-utilized. And as suggested to Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation, these 14 ATMs
are being moved to new locations with better water 0ff-take opportunities. The first 4 relocated ATMs
are already dispensing more than 450 litres per day on an average.



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