Accommodation & Commercial Services (ACS) project funds fresh water wells in India
Life Water, which is sold in all hustle & bUStle cafés across the University campus and residences, is a life changing charity, providing clean drinking water to communities that desperately need it. For every bottle of water sold, funds are raised towards the construction of new fresh water wells in India. We have worked with Life Water to sell their bottled water for 6 years, which has led to us being assigned our very own Life Water drop4drop clean drinking water project.
The construction of a new well in the M.Kothapalle community in Andhra Pradesh, India, has now been completed and has provided 1,070 people with a safe, sustainable and long lasting source of clean drinking water. More than 1 billion people around the world are unable to access safe, clean drinking water and over 2.5 billion do not have adequate sanitation.
Mr. Ramasubbaiah, a community member explains the life changing benefits, “Now the water is good. It is more than enough, even in summer. We need not suffer for the water going dry. As there is a continuous power cut, the tap water supply was scare. Now that is not a problem. I appreciate those who helped our community.”
We want to provide you with bottled water when you need it, while offering a solution that has a wider social benefit. Life Water allows us to make a responsible and positive contribution in an area where water is not easily accessed. So whenever you buy one of these drinks, you will be helping someone less fortunate to have access to fresh water as well.
The initiative is one of our many environmental activities, including recycling our plastic drinks bottles, where we encourage you to recycle, using the recycling bins for plastic and tins as well as caddies for food waste recycling in the cafés and University accommodation. The PET plastic drinks bottles are processed by a company in Lincolnshire, so they can be recycled and made back into bottles for future use.