Overcoming Obstacles to Local Sustainability
Our Safe Water Stations in Telangana consist of systems in and around the Warangal, Karimnagar and Mahaboobnagar districts. We use cost-effective technology to address significant groundwater issues, including contaminants such as fluoride, nitrates and other dissolved solids.
At a Glance
Country: 
India
Total Access: 
606,000
Total Stations: 
165
Metrics Last Updated: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Need

Established in June of 2014, India’s newest state of over 35 million people is comprised of 10 districts, with Hyderabad as its capital. Approximately 75% of Telangana’s surface water is contaminated by human, animal, agricultural and industrial waste, while its groundwater often contains high levels of fluoride and other contaminants. Water and sanitation-related illnesses account for 70-80% of disease in this area. During the three-month dry season beginning each March, water scarcity and drought are common; many women walk over an hour each day to find water that is ultimately still unsafe. 

67
60
2015 GOAL
TOTAL
Communities

Key Sustainability Targets

Updated October 2014

Operational

Plant Downtime

TargetStations Meeting Target
<2%47

Financial

Operating Margin

TargetStations Meeting Target
>25%37

Consumer

Household Registration

TargetStations Meeting Target
>75%33

Environmental

Sustainable Source Water

TargetStations Meeting Target
Yes50

Approximately 75% of Telangana’s surface water is contaminated by human, animal, agricultural and/or industrial waste.

Funding Goals

3100000
1700000
$
2015 GOAL
TOTAL
Million

Transforming Lives in Telangana

When a family has affordable, safe-water access, everything changes.

Entrepreneur Partners with His Community to Open a Safe Water Station

Subhash Reddy was introduced to one of Safe Water Network’s community-led water stations while visiting a friend in the village of Pathipaka in Telangana. 

Entrepreneur Teams Up with Community

Chaitanya is an entrepreneur and the local operator at the Mahabubabad iJal Station, a joint venture with the town.