Utilizing Micro-Enterprise to Sustain Safe Water Initiatives
More than a decade ago, Pentair began work with Safe Water Network to launch the first safe water station in India. Today our water stations provide clean water to more than 400,000 people on a daily basis, and are sustained through local micro-enterprise.
While this certainly represents progress, this is nonetheless a small fraction of the people who lack access to clean, safe water in India. Government infrastructure focuses primarily on ensuring that treated water reaches homes and businesses in large cities, often leaving smaller towns and rural areas behind.
Safe Water Network, supported by funding from the Pentair Foundation, works with local entrepreneurs to manage filtration systems across India. These small enterprises allow low-income families access to safe water at a price which is affordable to them.
Check out what Kurt Soderlund, CEO of Safe Water Network, and Venkatesh Raghavendra, vice president, have written about these micro-utilities and the challenges facing them in an opinion piece on the Wharton School website.
Winter Preparedness Tips for Water
01.08.2022As temperatures drop this winter, it's time to think about water-related issues associated with cold weather. By being proactive, you can keep your home's water supply ready for whatever curveball winter throws at you. Learn about these common winter plumbing problems and how to prevent them.
New Year's Resolutions
01.08.2022If your main goal for 2022 is to get back on track with living a healthier lifestyle, then one of the best ways to do it is to increase your water intake. Use these tips for drinking more water in 2022 to help you stay hydrated and happy all year long.
Accelerating Technology to Support More Sustainable Food and Beverage Production
12.13.2021Dr. Phil Rolchigo, Pentair’s Chief Technology Officer, recently joined industry leaders at World Water-Tech North America.