Adopt a Slum
- 65 million people live in India’s 33,510 urban slums
- Indian urban water managers often experiences system losses of up to 50%, causing huge environmental inefficiencies and financial losses
- Providing piped water access to these densely populated areas is often not an option. Tanker trucks, the current government alternative, are unreliable and unable to serve the large population
- India’s poor ultimately pay more than the middle class does for basic water services because of forced bribes and being disproportionately affected by direct taxes on consumption.
- Strategic Hub and Spoke design takes advantage of the dense population and to serve the maximum number of people
- Low-footprint public facing Water ATMs provide 24x7 availability of water at an transparent, affordable price
- Continuous monitoring of real time field data and vital process parameters means stakeholders are guaranteed of water quality and project management
- Field teams provide business handholding for local entrepreneur, engage community leaders and lead door to door health awareness campaigns.
Sarvajal Impact in Slums
- Families save burdensome cost of healthcare to treat waterborne diseases.
- Work absenteeism due to water related illnesses is reduced.
- Sustainable local jobs are created through Sarvajal’s operation.
- Success of Sarvajal’s work inspires other entrepreneurs to enter the decentralized drinking water sector, bolstering the local market.
- Model is economically self-sustaining.
- Invested capital is used judiciously and efficiently to fund a local initiative.
- Provides real time data monitoring services to measure social impact.
- Data driven transparency to the last mile assures optimized productivity of sponsored projects.
- Donors create lasting legacy by investing in long term sustainable ventures with local buy-in.