safe water supply is crucial to better health and economy in any country. Unfortunately, in India, this is not prioritized. Research has shown that waterborne diseases result in an economic burden of approximately USD 600 million a year in India alone. This is especially true in the drought-prone and flooding-prone areas of the country. Due to improperly planned water supply systems, there is a leaching of chemicals and sanitary waste into the drinking water supply, resulting in many avoidable diseases. Furthermore, over two-thirds of the country does not have access to adequate water to meet requirements, due to increased depletion of groundwater.