First 'water ATM' in Ktym district set for launch

First 'water ATM' in Ktym  district set for launch

Kuravilangad: Drop some change or swipe a pre-paid card for a clean bottle of water. An ATM-model drinking water dispenser will be coming soon to Kuravilangad Panchayat bus stand.

The project planned in coordination with Uzhavoor Block Panchayat will be launched on February 28.

A litre of drinking water costs only Rs 2. Pay Rs 5 for five litres; just make the payment and place a bottle in the designated slot. Children using smart cards issued from schools will have access to 200ml of free water.

The machine equipped to dispense 1,000 litres an hour will have a 6-stage filter.

Uzhavoor Block Panchayat will spend Rs 9 crore, while Kuravilangad Panchayat will chip in Rs 3 crore for the project.

Though Alappuzha has many such water kiosks, the one coming up in Kuravilangad will be the first in Kottayam district.

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