Community Water System, Sangolikuppam, Cuddalore

Covestro (India) along with Good Life Trust, promoted by Waterlife India has inaugurated a new plant for Community Water System (CWS) that will provide safe drinking water in Sangolikuppam village, Cuddalore near SIPCOT, where there has been a prolonged and prevalent concern over safe drinking water. The inaugural was held in presence of Michael Friede, Head – Business unit Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties, Covestro AG, Dr. Thomas Roemer, Head of Thermoplastic Polyurethanes (TPU), Covestro Hong Kong Limited and  a few representatives from Covestro (India).  

The Community based Safe Drinking Water Program will provide substantial, wide-ranging benefits to the village of Sangolikuppam. The plant has a capacity of 1000 litres per hour, that is sufficient to serve the entire population of this village. Waterlife India, the implementing partner, will undertake operations and maintenance of the plant for a period of ten years to ensure that the program remains sustainable and the community continues to enjoy the benefits in the long-term.

Post inaugural the plant was made operational and the first jar of clean water was handed over to the community members on behalf of Covestro.

Speaking about how this plant will create better lives, Ajay Durrani, Managing Director, Covestro (India) Private Limited said, “Climatic changes, urbanisation and industrialisation causes water scarcity and pollution and this is a prolonged concern which has been widespread in Cuddalore. We view ourselves as part of the society and public life; hence it is our constant endeavour to make a difference to the lives of our society members. We aim to provide healthier lives and thus, enhance social ecosystem of people in Cuddalore. Our partnership with Good Life Trust is just the first step towards providing a healthier life and this is our commitment for the next 10 years. We are confident that steps such as these will bring about a ripple effect in the community and make this world a brighter place.”

“With access to safe, clean drinking at all doorsteps, we will see a healthier India emerge leading to social change at many level. Hence, we at Waterlife are seeking to build a stronger and more empowered nation drop by drop.” says Mohan Ranbaore, Co-Founder and Joint Managing Director of Waterlife.
Access to safe drinking water is a critical issue. This initiative is in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goal of providing clean water and sanitation to the community and thus, supplementing to achieve the objective of Covestro.  

The Safe water program is not just impacting the health parameters, which is a  but given that it fundamental need, but also has effects on multiple other parameters like household expenses, productivity, educational outcomes, and many more.