Grundfos launches Lifelink water solutions in India

Mini-grid of water kiosks connected to local water supply

Grundfos has announced the launch of Grundfos Lifelink water solutions in India.

The solution empowers water service providers to deliver more reliable water supply to consumers with the help of innovative technology through reliable partnerships across India.

The solution can apply to small or large water schemes, be it in rural or urban settings, for water utilities, NGOs and community based organizations.

GrundfosLifelink water solutions combine renewable energy, proven pump technology, an automatic dispenser with integrated revenue collection, online water management and a professional service network.

Peter Todbjerg Hansen, managing director of the Grundfos Lifelink business, said the concept has proven successful across Asia and Africa. “We look forward to partnering with government and private sectors to deploy our proven solutions in India.”

To kick-start this launch in India, Grundfos has also tied-up with eKutir, a social enterprise engaged in providing solutions to the low-income communities in India.

eKutir’s WASH subsidiary, Svadha Wash, will identify potential segments among communities across the country, urban or rural, and Grundfos will provide innovative technologies and designs, such as water filtration (UF) units and smart water dispensing systems.

With the launch of Lifelink solutions in India, Grundfos also announces two new products in the Lifelink portfolio:

Grundfos AQtap water dispenser

The Grundfos AQtap is an intelligent water dispenser that can be used at any water kiosk. Consumers pay for the water via a WaterCard which is topped up with water credits prior to water tapping. This ensures a transparent transaction for the consumers, and an efficient revenue collection or rationing tool for the water service provider who can also monitor the water kiosks remotely via the smart water management system.

The Grundfos AQtap water dispenser can be connected to the public water network or a local water supply, either for a single water kiosk or a complete grid of grouped water kiosks.

Grundfos AQpure water treatment system

Another product, the Grundfos AQpure is a modular water treatment unit. By using Ultrafiltration technology, AQpure produces potable water from raw source water.  It can be used in water factories, operate as a stand-alone drinking water system or combined with GrundfosAQtap water dispensers in water kiosk applications.

The AQpure can run on solar energy and is completely automated. It can be used in rural and remote areas too.

Rajani Baburajan