A Solar-Powered Solution To the Clean Water Shortage in Rural India

It’s a common sight throughout India’s slums and rural areas: hoards of people waiting by the side of the road to get water from tankard trucks, or in long lines for the only public tap in the region. This ends up costing everyone, especially women who are often responsible for water collection in rural India, a lot of time and energy.

In many rural areas, public taps aren’t available at all, or villagers can’t afford to pay for clean water from private companies, so they resort to collecting water from local rivers or ponds, village wells, or rainwater storage. Sometimes, they dig holes to access groundwater. Those sources are typically polluted and not safe to drink.

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