Updated on January 8, 2024


Created on September 27, 2018

JanaJal Safe Water ATM

JanaJal is a community-based water ATM system which aims to provide safe water at a low cost.

Developed By
  1. JanaJal
Tested By
  • National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL)
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Product Description

JanaJal, an initiative of Supremus Developers, provides safe drinking water at public places at low costs with a dispensing capacity of up to 15000 liters per day per system. The product produces water at a cost of $0.015 – $0.07 USD per liter(Rs 1 to Rs 5 per liter).

Target SDGs

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Target Users (Target Impact Group)


Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Vedanta, Indian Railways, Essar and many others.

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include Sarvajal Water ATM.

Manufacturing/Building Method


Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

The end-user can purchase water at fixed rates from the product. For product franchisee opportunities, directly contact the manufacturers.

Distributions to Date Status

More than 450 units have been installed as of 2017.

Description of delivery service

Water ATM


Integrated treatment (yes/no)

Yes, RO


Design Specifications

JanaJal has an inbuilt water purification system that operates on both solar energy and electricity. It has live monitoring and display of pH and TDS levels of water. The product has multiple filtration levels to remove odor and suspended particles. It uses activated carbon and UV to disinfect water. The product dispenses water at both chilled and room temperatures. The product has: Gravel filter for suspended particles Silica filter for fine TSS in water Active carbon filter for odor removal Dual Stage RO filtration reducing water wastage to 30% Active carbon and mineralization system Inline UV treatment Normal and chilled water dispensing Online monitoring of TDS and PH

Product Schematics

Technical Support

The manufacturer provides manuals required for operation, installation, repair or maintenance of the product.

Replacement Components

Day to day repairs to be carried by the franchisee. The manufacturer provides replacement of components if required.


10 years

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

JanaJal aim to deliver clean and safe drinking water while reducing plastic pollution.

Vetted Performance Status

300+ JanaJal units installed in 3 years were received well by the users. The product has won various awards and recognition.


Safety precautions should be made when working with large electrical systems.

Complementary Technical Systems

Requires a supply system of untreated water.

Academic Research and References

Kulshrestha, R., Sahay, A., and Sengupta, S., 2019, “JanaJal: Bringing in Water Revolution,” Sustainable Entrepreneurship- Innovation and Transformation, pp. 75-89 This article analyses the business model and social entrepreneurship skills of JanaJal and its founders.

B. Purkayastha, “Taps that don’t go dry: This summer, water ATMs to the rescue,” The Financial Express, Financialexpress, 25-Apr-2018.

“Our Network,” Janajal.com. Available: https://www.janajal.com/our-network

“Goal 6,” Sdgs.un.org. Available: https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal6

???????, “At Rs 5 per litre, JanaJal’s 300 water ATMs provide safe drinking water to 3 lakh people,” YourStory.com, 06-Dec-2017. Available: https://yourstory.com/2017/12/janajal-water-atms

“JanaJal on X,” Twitter. Available: https://twitter.com/JanaJalImpact/status/1716309020145860912


Compliance with regulations

The manufacturer is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified and the water complies with WHO and Indian drinking water standards.

Evaluation methods

Water purified from JanaJal is tested is nationally accredited laboratory for biological, physical and chemical contamination. Certified by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).

Other Information

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