Fluoride-contaminated water poses a serious threat to affected communities. Excessive fluoride content (exceeding the WHO-recommended guideline of 1.5 mg/L) cause serious health issues like skeletal and dental fluorosis, debilitating bone diseases, infertility, skin infections, and so on. Furthermore, this problem is not confined to Karnataka – it is a widespread problem across 17 of 32 Indian states, particularly Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan. There are a number of water purification solutions. However, many of these solutions do not address the issue of fluoride; and all existing de-fluoridization solutions (such as household reverse-osmosis filters) are out of reach of populations who need it most. The problem is not technology; it is affordability and reach.
It is a well-known fact that most of the villagers are deprived to potable water, as a result of which they are suffering from water borne diseases. The foundation responded to this basic need by establishing a water purification plant with a capacity of 5000 liters per hour at Kovvada Annavaram Village as its maiden activity. Today this water treatment plant is catering the needs of five villages nearby.