A Water ATM is an automated water vending machine that dispenses pure drinking water. It can be installed in urban and rural localities which do not have access to clean and pure drinking water. A water vending machine works like any regular bank ATM, the only difference being that it provides water instead of money.
It dispenses safe and pure water 24/7 round the year. People can purchase water on the ‘pay per use’ basis as and when they want.
It can be installed in – schools, hospitals, bus/railway stations or community meeting places.
It saves the time and efforts that people spend on travelling or standing in queues to fetch safe and pure drinking water. They don’t have to skip schools or work.
People learn to use water prudently as they have to pay for it; even it is a nominal cost.
It reduces the dependence of citizens on packaged drinking water, which otherwise is an expensive option , especially for those living in rural areas.