Water Dispensation Unit, a capital business unit by Waterhealth, is a stand-alone, smart card based water vending machine which dispenses safe and healthy water from 500ml to 20L.
SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Target Users (Target Impact Group)
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Waterhealth has partnered with both government and private implementing organizations.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
The user can contact the respective regional office for the purchase.
Distributions to Date Status
As of 2017, 50 WDUs have been installed in India.
Description of system
Integrated treatment (yes/no)
Yes, UV sterilization
System flow rate (L/min)
Maximum number of customers served
5 million people
Compatible water sources
WDU has some special design features such as built-in RFID Technology for smart card dispensation. The water is cleaned through 6 stage filtration process including reverse osmosis and UV+ sterilization. The system gives automatic alerts to refill the water storage tank when it reaches low level and operates on solar power with a back up battery for 2 hours of additional power. The system can dispense water in quantities between 500 ml to 2 L. WDU has a water storage tank, optional dispensing pump, one dispensing tap and power system consisting of a solar panel, inverter and battery which can extend the safe water coverage area. It also has a built-in RFID Technology for smart card dispensation.
Provided by the manufacturer.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
WDU is designed to provide safe water to communities while reducing plastic bottle waste.
Vetted Performance Status
Water health operates laboratories (chemical and microbiological) for water testings. It also sends water samples to external NABL certified laboratories.
Safety required in operating electrical systems.
Complementary Technical Systems
Academic Research and References
Compliance with regulations
WDU ensures the technical sustainability as it complies with the Indian Drinking water standards (IS 10500). In Nigeria and Ghana, WaterHealth Centers conforms to the drinking water standards of GS 175-1: 2013 4th Edition and NIS 554: 2007 regulated by Environment Protection Agency (EPA).
The product has been tested in laboratories (chemical and microbiological) and water samples are tested in external NABL certified laboratories every year.
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