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UL’s Field Engineering Team in Greater Asia/Emerging Markets is providing Safe Water Network with pro bono iJal Station audits in India. Field Engineering is training Safe Water Network technicians on audit requirements and, on an on-going annual basis, the team audits a sampling of iJal Stations for compliance to electrical and mechanical safety requirements, as well as validation of water quality and purification.

UL’s relationship with Safe Water Network started in 2012 through support in the development of water quality tools, training youth in Safe Water Station operations, and a tablet-based water quality app. In 2016, the partnership was expanded to include support for iJal plant assessment tools and a water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH) education program in 250 schools located in the Telangana region of India.

UL is very proud of its partnership with Safe Water Network, which is exemplified through its 2017 grant to continue support for iJal station audits. Learn more about the results of these audits in one of our Spotlight reports.

"Safe Water Network's commitment to consistent testing and having a certified lab analyze community water is significant. This is an important step in assuring that decentralized water systems deliver consistent safe water that meets national standards."
Dr. Rao, Water Business and Operations Manager for India, Underwriters Laboratories

Ongoing Innovation

We have documented every aspect of what we do in the field so that others can easily replicate our approach. To ensure our manuals, toolkits and other training materials are up to date, we revise them regularly.


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