SWN-Honeywell tie-up provides ~94,000 people with safe drinking water in Telangana
The Honeywell-Safe Water Network initiative addresses a critical need in the region that suffers groundwater contamination from high levels of fluoride. Water and sanitation-related illnesses account for 70-80 per cent of diseases in this area. During the three-month dry season beginning each March, water scarcity and drought are common; many women walk more than an hour each day to find water that can still be considered unsafe.
“Honeywell is committed to creating truly lasting solutions for sustainability challenges facing communities around the globe. That is why we are proud to partner with Safe Water Network,” said Anant Maheshwari, President, Honeywell India. Honeywell is deeply invested in Telangana, where it has a state-of-the-art, global technology development centre spread over a 10-acre campus in Hyderabad. The Safe Water Network model has been successful because its water systems are owned, operated, and maintained by local communities, and report less than 2 per cent downtime.