Minigrid of water kiosks connected to water supply
This is the reliable and efficient solution for water supply infrastructure for larger settlements in peri-urban and rural areas not connected to the main water network.
A complete grid of water kiosks can be supplied by water from the same water supply system, depending on the pressure. Solar driven Grundfos pumps provide water supply from groundwater or from surface water with an additional water treatment step, Grundfos AQpure.
A mini-grid of water kiosks with Grundfos AQtap dispensers brings the water supply closer to each household, expanding the reach and benefit of the water supply system. The pumping range and capacity of the solution can be customised according to the project scope and need. All water kiosks have integrated revenue collection and are monitored via the online the water management system.
This application of water dispensers in mini-grids is already benefiting several communities in Uganda and Malawi, where the development organisation Water Missions International is operating mini-grid water schemes. One example is the community of Bukungu at the shore of Lake Kyogo in Uganda, where 6,000 people receive their daily water supply via a mini-grid of three water dispensers supplied by one water treatment station. The water pumped from the lake uses a Grundfos CR Flex pump and is treated with the Living Water Treatment System developed by Water Missions International.
With this project design, the investment in the water treatment station is expanded to more community members and the water points reduce the distance to each household, thereby creating a higher water consumption and increased social impact. The current daily water consumption is 16 m3 per day, and Water Missions International is planning to increase the capacity of the project with additional dispensers and water storage capacity.