Installation of “Water ATMs” in the State on pilot basis on Built, Operate, Manage and Maintain (BOMM) Mode-An- Innovative Step towards Quality Water
The State Water Policy 2013 advocates the use of Water ATMs at paces of mass pubic congregation like temples, fairs etc. so as to ensure availability of quality water to the beneficiaries. The Govt. of Himachal Pradesh in its endeavor to provide assured quality water has decided to install Water ATMs at certain fixed locations of the State on pilot basis initially.
These Water ATMs have been installed by M/s Piramal Water Pvt. Ltd. Ahmadabad, Gujrat under its brand “SARVAJAL” on no profit no loss basis through a tripartite MoU among IPH Department as First Party, concerned agency under the jurisdiction of which the locations falls (i.e. Municipal Corporation, Temple Trusts, HRTC, etc.) as Second Party and M/s Piramal Water (P), Ltd. As Third Party on Build, Operate, Manage & Maintain (BOMM) basis. The firm has successfully installed & operating these Water ATMs in Gujarat, Rajasthan & Delhi on BOMM basis. The main features of the Water ATMs are:-
Ø Fully automated, integrated, purification and dispensing unit.
Ø Quality assured by real time remote monitoring.
Ø Solar powered, cloud connected and RFID enabled.
Ø Affordable price of 50 paisa per liter.
Ø 24X7 reliable service.
Ø No water wastage and no plastic waste.
Ø Reduction in water borne disease burden.
Ø Enhanced consumer satisfaction.
The detail of MOUs entered and WATER ATMs installed is as under: