Equipment LEASING AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR DEPLOYING DECENTRALIZED, Smart Water SYSTEMS
UNTAPPED helps improve access to safe water in developing countries. UNTAPPED assists local groups (entrepreneurs, NGO's, and government agencies) successfully deploy and manage Safe Water Enterprises -- decentralized, off-grid water treatment centers that are very effective in regions lacking basic infrastructure. More than 2 billion people can improve their lives from this innovative approach to infrastructure development and basic services for the poor. UNTAPPED provides the technical support, tools, and financing to serve more and more of the world's fastest growing markets.
Safe Water Enterprises are an effective complement to conventional, centralized water infrastructure. Faster and more modular to deploy, these decentralized water centers can meet the needs of rapidly urbanizing regions better than the long cycle of centralized water infrastructure development. At the same time, they are more sustainable than basic hand pumps and better suited to address the type of contamination found in urbanizing settings. A 2017 study by Dalberg concluded that, "[Safe Water Enterprises] can serve between 1.46 – 3.86 billion people and deserve greater support." See the study and other reports on SWE's here.