SMI & Bank of America: Absolute Water
Under 50 per cent of India’s population of almost 1.3 billion have access to safe drinking water. Absolute Water’s green treatment plants use organic processes to convert waste water into safe drinking water.
India's Green Entrepreneur of the Year 2020, Smita Sighal, explains how Absolute Water transforms sewage waste into safe drinking water. An initial filtration stage that uses specially bred worms to remove micropollutants is followed by a second filtration through organic media such as pebbles, sand and woodchips, which makes the water safe to use in agriculture. A third and final filtration stage uses an advanced non-chemical treatment to create safe drinking water that meet WHO’s exacting standards.