Updated on January 3, 2024


Created on August 6, 2016

Sarvajal Water ATM

Water ATMs are automated water dispensing units.

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Product Description

Water ATMs are automated water dispensing units. The system is solar-powered and connected to the cloud to facilitate remote monitoring of water usage and quality. Installation requires a room with a concrete wall for the Water ATM and a stable roof for water tank storage.

Target SDGs

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Target Users (Target Impact Group)


Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Piramal Sarvajal has implementing partners such as Adani, L&T Constructions, and DLF

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include JanaJal Safe Water ATM and Water Dispensation Unit (WDU).

Manufacturing/Building Method

Manufactured by Piramal Water Private Limited in Gujarat, India.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

Piramal Sarvajal uses their Adopt a Village/school/slum/public place program to distribute their products using local entrepreneurs. Sarvajal leases its water purification technology/equipment to a local entrepreneur who becomes the franchise owner.

Distributions to Date Status

627 ATMs as of August 2020

Description of system

Water ATM

Integrated treatment (yes/no)

Yes, 5 step purification

System flow rate (L/min)


Maximum number of customers served

500,000 people

Compatible water sources

Municipal or groundwater

Design Specifications

Water ATM has dimensions (w/d/h) 1.5 x 1.4 x 2.5 ft and weighs 15-20 kg. It is an automated water dispensing unit with 24 x 7 access. It is solar powered, cloud connected, has RFID card based transaction system, provides remote/online tracking of each transaction. The user has to pay-per-use from the smart card. The water undergoes reverse osmosis and UV treatment.

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Technical Support

Maintenance includes a monthly scheduled maintenance, emergency maintenance, and a toll free service number: 18001032334

Replacement Components

Available from manufacturer



Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

The manufacturers claim transparency in price and quality of the water.

Vetted Performance Status



Safety required in handling the smart card technology

Complementary Technical Systems


Academic Research and References

“Piramal Sarvajal,” Piramal Sarvajal. Available: http://www.sarvajal.com/who-we-are.php

Sarvajal.com. Available: https://www.sarvajal.com/pdf/CSR%20Partnership%20Piramal%20Sarvajal%20Brochure.pdf

“JanaJal – Doorstep Delivery of Clean & Safe Water,” Janajal.com. Available: https://www.janajal.com/

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

“Safe Water for Village in India, Adopt A Village Now,” Piramal Sarvajal. Available: http://www.sarvajal.com/adopt-village.php

Samhita.org. Available: https://www.samhita.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Making-a-case-for-corporate-action-in-water-Samhita-and-Ambuja-Cement-Foundation.pdf

“Water for All, Drinking Water ATM for Public Place, RO Water Supplier, Clean & Safe Water in India,” Piramal Sarvajal. Available: https://www.sarvajal.com/index.php

Sarvajal.com. Available: https://www.sarvajal.com/pdf/Water%20ATMs.pdf

“Water ATMs create a splash,” Wipo.int. Available: https://www.wipo.int/wipo_magazine/en/2013/05/article_0005.html

“Join with Sarvajal for Drinking Water Purification Plant in India, Safe Water Plant Project,” Piramal Sarvajal. Available: http://www.sarvajal.com/become-franchisee.php

“Getting Water to All,” Asme.org. Available: https://www.asme.org/topics-resources/content/getting-water-to-all

“Insight of Press Awards won by,” Piramal Sarvajal. Available: http://sarvajal.com/press-awards.php

“Resources of Piramal Sarvajal for Water Solutions,” Piramal Sarvajal. Available: http://sarvajal.com/resources.php

 “Piramal Sarvajal.” Available: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCthfwWuVu8LiaGiXW-fIrYA

Compliance with regulations


Evaluation methods


Other Information

Featured in DEMAND Magazine Piramal Sarvajal Press and Awards

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