Water Dispensation Unit (WDU)
Water Dispensation Units (WDUs) are stand-alone water vending machines which provide safe drinking water.
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.
Waterhealth has partnered with both government and private implementing organizations
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Public places, remote areas
The user can contact the respective regional office for the purchase.
As of 2017, 50 WDUs have been installed in India.
Description of system
Does this service incorporated water treatment methods?
Manufacturer-specified flow rate, measured in liters per minute
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Description of water sources that can integrate this metering system
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
WDU is designed to provide safe water to communities while reducing plastic bottle waste.
Waterhealth has received many international accreditations for its business units.
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.
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.
Videos: WDU launch, Waterhealth International Youtube channel
Waterhealth India press releases: Indian press, indiacsr, hindustantimes
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