Safe Water Stations

Funding Support from                          : SAFE WATER NETWORK INDIA

Project implementing from               : 2011 onwards

Grant Amount for 2019-20                : Rs.27,45,527 LOCAL FUNDS & Rs.21,23,382 FOREIGN FUNDS


  • “Promotion of Small Water Kiosks in the villages in Telangana” To Establishment of Ijal Stations.
  • To bring potable safe drinking water to village communities affected by fluoride and  other contaminants in groundwater and safeguarding the health of the poor.
  • The initiative seeks to demonstrate the potential for broad scale replication in Telangana.


During the financial year 21 new Safe Water Stations were established across 18 mandals in 9 districts, catering to 5,177 families.  Totally there are 167 Safe Water Stations in 145 villages from 95 mandals spread over 15 districts which are catering to 70,496 families.


4. Achievements:

  • Improve the awareness on Drinking Water in 419 Students
  • 24 Hrs Safe water accessibility through ATW System
  • Digital Payments
  • Plant Down time Reduced to 48 hours
  • 390 Members are Employed (145 EPs, 167 Ops, 78 Auto Drivers)
  • Facilitating greater involvement of local leaders and village functionaries.

5. Innovations / Best Practices: (2019-20)

  • Tools for improving governance:
    • Electrolyzed Demo, Charts, Broachers, Pamphlets, Survey formats, Handouts & Templates.
    • Canopy
    • Can Washer System
    • Special care in maintenance in Plant operation
  • Reports, guidelines, posters and other knowledge material developed:
    • Charts, Broachers, Pamphlets, Survey formats, Handouts & Templates.
    • New RMS (Remote Monitoring System) Panel Fitted in all Sites for monitoring
    • Monthly Audit system

6. Challenges:

  • Shifting & Relocation of Plants from non-beneficial villages has been a big challenge
  • Repayments and Digitalization
  • Competition with new Pvt. Plant owners.
  • Mission Bhageeratha effect, affected water use by the users
  • Long Distance of Operational area

7. Learnings:

  • Coverage and adoption levels will determine operational self-sufficiency (OSS)
  • Intensive efforts are needed to establish community-based units

8. Visitors:

  • Local officials and public representatives frequently visited the plants and appreciated the plant functioning and management.

9. Convergence with Line Departments Achieved:

P.R Dept, Municipality, Revenue, Education, Health, ICDS, Police Departments, Local bodies, Public Representatives & Local NGOs.

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