Less than 50 percent of the population in India has access to clean drinking water. Put another way: more than half a billion people have none. For such people, clean water is a luxury they cannot afford. Oftentimes, local sources of water are chemically contaminated or riddled with pathogens that cause disease. So, to help provide access to clean water in India’s poorest regions, Freudenberg launched a partnership with Planet Water.
As part of an initiative and together with the non-profit organization, the company donated an Aqua Tower to the Indian village of Pimpale Khalsa.
The water filtration system purifies contaminated water from various sources such as rivers, wells or streams and turns it into potable water. It filters out bacteria, viruses, microorganisms and other pathogens. Purification saves resources because the precious raw material no longer has to be tapped from other sources. This can prevent an even greater water shortage. The system produces up to 1,000 liters of drinking water per hour. In Pimpale Khalsa, it meets the daily drinking water needs of 2,000 people.