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 rural areas of the developing world.
REEDS, for over 15 years, has been endeavoring to bridge the gap in promoting community-managed safe drinking water systems, strengthening operation & maintenance, and access to knowledge and practice of households about the use of safe water by working with State Water and Sanitation Missions/Departments of Rural Sanitation and Water Supply of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Odisha, and various District Water and Sanitation Committees.
Our key interventions in this area include:
Development of an award-winning 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 and safe drinking water supplies in rural communities.
The design and introduction of a state-of-the-art Mobile Unit is one of the pioneering efforts of REEDS in addressing safe drinking water needs during calamities and also meeting the drinking water needs of remote rural communities.
Establishment of MWF plants in over 80 locations in Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, and Karnataka, with a combined capacity being about 50 million liters of safe drinking water treatment per day.
Campaigns for the creation of awareness among user-community and other stakeholders on the Operation & Maintenance of Drinking Water Schemes under Swajaldhara in over 1800 villages in Andhra Pradesh.
REEDS, in partnership with The Andhyodaya, a Kerala-based NGO and winner of coveted UNESCO's Best Rain Water-harvesting NGO in the country, established over 80 Roof-top Rain-water Harvesting Structures in specified schools in Andhra Pradesh.