In African countries, clean drinking water is still a luxury, either because it is contaminated, or it is only available from distributors where it is very salty. With the help of the Danish company Grundfos soon the inhabitants of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, will have access to fresh water at a very low price.
Thanks to the agreement between the government of this country and the company Grundfos, there will soon be four completely new water distributors in the streets of Nairobi. Every citizen, after scans of a special payment card, will be able to purchase a 20 liter water tank for half the Kenyan Shilling (about $ 1.8) and it is only 1 percent of the price for the same amount of water demanded by other sellers.
In Kenya, similar distributors have been using them for some time, but for the first time they have been used in the city center. Grundfos hopes that the concept will be used by other developing countries that install similar systems.