Piramal Sarvajal, part of Piramal Foundation recently installed its remote monitoring enabled purification technology, and pioneering Water ATMs at L&T Realty’s Crescent Bay Bhoiwada (Parel East, Mumbai) construction site. “There are more than 1700 labourers working at the site. Their only source of safe water for both drinking as well as cooking was water tankers which were not completely reliable with regards to quality making them susceptible to water borne diseases,” said Vasu Padmanabhan, CEO, Piramal Sarvajal. The Water ATM is a solar powered dispensing device of which the quality is remotely monitored. It is operated by ‘smart’ Water ATM cards that work using RFID technology. The site has one 500LPH (litres per hour) 5-stage purification machine (including RO, Reverse Osmosis, as well as UV, Ultraviolet filtration) along with five Water ATM units.