Automated Water Kiosks Provide Continuous Water for Malawians During COVID-19

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  • Replacing Lilongwe’s manually-operated water kiosks with automated systems helps reduce congestion and contact, lowering COVID-19 risk
  • The automated systems have also reduced the cost of water by 65%, allowing for increased hygiene and handwashing for households dependent on water kiosks
  • The new kiosks are financed through the World Bank-supported COVID-19 response package, implemented by the Lilongwe Water Board