Clean water is a basic right worldwide. More than a billion people lack access to clean water, and four out of every five live in the rural areas of the developing world. Water-related dieses cause millions of fatalities every year – some 1.8 million people die every year of diarrheal diseases like cholera. The United Nations Millennium Development Goals envisage, by the year 2015, to halve the population of people who are unable to reach or to offered safe drinking water and who lack basic sanitation.
REEDS, while addressing the issue, have introduced a low-cost and easy-to-maintain ‘Multi-stage Micro Water Filtration System’ – MWF, evaluated by relevant agencies as suitable for its effectiveness, efficiency, adaptability, and consumer acceptance for sustainable safe drinking water supplies in rural communities. REEDS has established MWF plants in over 80 locations in Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and Karnataka and the combined capacity is about 50 million liters safe drinking water treatment per day. These projects cover over 6 lakh rural population.
Design and introduction of state-of-art Mobile Unit [MU] is the pioneering effort by REEDS in addressing the safe drinking water needs during calamities and also to meet drinking water needs of remote rural communities.
Dream coming true: REEDS had successfully customized a gravitation oriented drinking water treatment system based on multi-staged micro water filtration technology and installed at a tiny hilly habitation located at an altitude of 1450 MSL with 500 population that too without any access to power – Lingaput in Vishakapatnam District of Andhra Prdesh. It was a moment of our dream coming true in making safe drinking water access to the remote rural population.