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Community Water System to provide safe drinking water in Tamil Nadu’s village

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A Community Water System (CWS) has been inaugurated in Sangolikuppam village, Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu. The CWS will provide safe drinking water and will also relieve villagers who are purchasing water cans at Rs 20-40 per day.

Community Water SystemThe Community Water System is a joint collaboration of Covestro India and Goodlife Trust. Water from CWS can be purchased at a cost of Rs 7 per 20 litres.

The plant, with a capacity of 1,000 litres per hour will serve the entire village. Waterlife India, which is the promoter of Goodlife Trust, will undertake operations and maintenance of the plants for a period of ten years to ensure that the program remains sustainable and the community continues to enjoy the benefits in the long-term.

“Climatic changes, urbanization and industrialization causes water scarcity and pollution and this is a prolonged concern which has been widespread in Cuddalore. We view ourselves as part of society and public life; hence it is our constant endeavour to make a difference in the lives of our society members. We aim to provide healthier lives and thus enhance the social ecosystem of people in Cuddalore. Our partnership with Good Life Trust is just the first step towards providing a healthier life and this is our commitment for the next 10 years. We are confident that steps such as these will bring about a ripple effect in the community and make this world a brighter place,” said Ajay Durrani, MD, Covestro (India).

“With access to safe, clean drinking at all doorsteps, we will see a healthier India emerge leading to social change at many levels. Hence, we at Waterlife are seeking to build a stronger and more empowered nation drop by drop.” says  Mohan Ranbaore, Co-Founder and Joint Managing Director of Waterlife.

The initiative is in line with the objective of Covestro to contribute to the UN SDG goals.

Covestro is world’s largest polymer company and is developing products for everyday life. Good Life Trust is an NGO working in the area of clean and safe drinking water to the rural and urban areas of the country.

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