Maruti Suzuki India has set up its fifth Water ATM facility in Naviyani village in Surendranagar district of Gujarat. The Water ATM will benefit over 2800 community members. Fresh, clean water will be available at a nominal rate of 35 paisa per litre. It was built on a self-sustaining model, the facility has a capacity to generate over 1,000 litres of water per hour.
In Naviyani Village, the TDS levels of bore-well water was as high as 2,000, making it unsafe for human consumption. The 10-stage UV filtration process used in the Water ATM has now brought down the levels by around 90%, which is within the permissible range.
Maruti Suzuki has partnered with Waterlife India, to set up this Water ATM. The company has invested the initial project cost of over ₹ 20 lakhs, while the village panchayat provides land, water and electricity.
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