Residents of Polapan, a remote village located in the Gujarat state of India, have been given unprecedented access to fresh water. The women and children of the village once spent hours each day searching for and collecting water from distant water sources (rivers, streams, wells,etc.).
Technology changed that. The Water and Sanitation Management Organisation (WASMO) installed a single pump to provide villagers with an immediate source of fresh water – accessible 24 hours a day. The one caveat to the fresh water pump is the availability of electricity, which is not a consistent resource in these remote areas.