Water ATMs to be installed across Punjab
Water ATMs will be used to disperse clean water across Punjab. The project was initially started a few years ago as a final year project by the students of Information Technology University (ITU). Now, ITU has collaborated with the University of Colorado to bring this initiative to life.
These water ATMs will be installed across Punjab, especially at the localities where clean drinking water is not easily accessible. The residents of these areas will be given a card and water quota for every month to get access to the water. The ATM machine will work like a typical machine which is used to withdraw money, but in this case, water will be withdrawn.
The machine is designed keeping the uneducated populace in mind so that it can use this machine without any hassle. The project is expected to cost around $374,500.
The water dispensing unit will be connected to the main server to keep a check on water levels at the dispenser unit. It will also allow the Government to get an understanding of water usage trends in different localities.
Experts say that Pakistan is turning into a water-scarce country. It is the need of the hour to identify resources for water conservation.