Water ATM is another environment friendly initiative in continuation of the Swachchata mission project. To meet the safe drinking water requirements at public places in UMC area, potable water is proposed to be supplied to the consumer through his/her drinking bottle container or through paper cups (in selected public locations). This proposal will be essential for better men to the urban environment within UMC, as the usage of consumer’s own bottle/container would result in minimizing the high usage of plastic/bottles for drink in water purposes. The water ATMs would also enable citizens/ visitors to access safe drinking water at various locations within UMC. Total 3 Water ATM’s have been installed, 2 being at Mahakal and 1 near Nanakheda bus stand. Cost of 1 Atm being 3 lacs. The project is on PPP mode with a monthly revenue of Rs 3000 per ATM to UMC.
The idea behind installing Water ATM is that people will get clean drinking water on the places like Railway platforms, Bus stands and busy areas etc. The water dispensed from Water ATM is cheap and will reduce the use of bottled water. It will reduce the rate of water born disease in poor people who does not have access to clean drinking water alongwith 24×7 provision, price transparency and flexible purchase and water quality accountability and control.