New Delhi opens solar-powered water treatment plant…and it’s run by high school kids

This week, India saw the opening of a much needed water-treatment center, which is powered by solar energy- the first of its kind in its capital city. But just as startling is that the plant is being run by a group of local high school students, Clean Technica reports. The $45,000 plant was built as part of a project between the Indian government and an organization known as SANA (Social Awareness, Newer Alternatives). Turning waste water into drinkable water is done with the help of solar panels that power the treatment equipment. The final product meets the potable water standards of the World Health Organization, according to Though the plant was constructed by engineers, its operations were turned over to SANA-trained high school students, who will be responsible for treating 5,000 liters of waste water every day. They’re expected to have the capacity to provide potable water to roughly 750 kids, who occupy the surrounding impoverished area…

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