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Community Water System, Sangolikuppam, Cuddalore

Covestro (India) along with Good Life Trust, promoted by Waterlife India has inaugurated a new plant for Community Water System (CWS) that will provide safe drinking water in Sangolikuppam village, Cuddalore near SIPCOT, where there has been a prolonged and prevalent concern over safe drinking water. The inaugural was held in presence of Michael Friede, Head – Business unit Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties, Covestro AG, Dr. Thomas Roemer, Head of Thermoplastic Polyurethanes (TPU), Covestro Hong Kong Limited and a few representatives from Covestro (India).

The Community based Safe Drinking Water Program will provide substantial, wide-ranging benefits to the village of Sangolikuppam. The plant has a capacity of 1000 litres per hour, that is sufficient to serve the entire population of this village. Waterlife India, the implementing partner, will undertake operations and maintenance of the plant for a period of ten years to ensure that the program remains sustainable and the community continues to enjoy the benefits in the long-term.

Post inaugural the plant was made operational and the first jar of clean water was handed over to the community members on behalf of Covestro.

Climate change, urbanization and industrialization have caused water scarcity and contamination. It’s a prolonged widespread concern in Cuddalore. Being part of the society and public life, it is our constant endeavour to make a difference in the lives of our society members. We are committed to providing clean water and healthy lives to enhance the social ecosystem of people in Cuddalore. Our association with ‘Good Life Trust’ is the first step towards this commitment for the next 10 years. At Covestro, we are confident that such steps will bring about a ripple effect in the community and make this world a brighter place.

“With access to safe, clean drinking at all doorsteps, we will see a healthier India emerge leading to social change at many level. Hence, we at Waterlife are seeking to build a stronger and more empowered nation drop by drop.” says Mohan Ranbaore, Co-Founder and Joint Managing Director of Waterlife.

Access to safe drinking water is a critical issue. This initiative is in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goal of providing clean water and sanitation to the community and thus, supplementing to achieve the objective of Covestro.

The Safe water program is not just impacting the health parameters, which is a but given that it fundamental need, but also has effects on multiple other parameters like household expenses, productivity, educational outcomes, and many more.

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