Max TapWater

While Bangladesh has made great progress in health, sanitation, reducing child mortality, and economic growth much remains to be done. Currently, only 4.5% of households in rural and peri-urban Bangladesh have a piped water connection, and the other 95% is over 100 million people. The need is great, but so is the market opportunity. There’s a direct link between hygiene, safe water, and child health. Clean water in the home makes it easier for families to practice safe water habits, such as not only using clean water for drinking but also for washing your pots, pans and utensils.

We believe locally sustainable market models are the only way to bring clean water to rural homes in Bangladesh. That's why we inititated the business spin-off Max TapWater.

There’s a direct link between hygiene, safe water, and child health. Clean water in the home makes it easier for families to practice safe water habits, such as not only using clean water for drinking but also for washing your pots, pans and utensils. Max Foundation works to strengthen local supply and demand. We are addressing the rural need for water through a scalable and financially viable piped scheme model for Bangladesh communities we call Max TapWater. It supplies water to the doorstep through small-scale piped schemes, operated by local entrepreneurs.

We invite you to help us turn Max TapWater into a reality

In areas where we work, people want piped water in the home and are willing to pay. We have 27 piped water schemes currently running. With these, we can already provide at least 1,500 households (6,000 people) with access to safe water. We now aim to scale up with 183 additional schemes in the Scale phase, reaching 52,000 people after 5 years. By the end of this phase, to be able to continue to grow and operate independently.

Get in at the start of Max TapWater

Your contribution now helps us to provide access to safe water for over  52,000 people in rural and peri-irban villages. We offer a social return, and your investment will help move Max TapWater towards a financially sustainable product. After 5 years we plan to attract investment capital and phase out grant funding. We project that one grid will break even on its full investment by year four, and a fully self-sustaining and profitable model within 15 years.

More information?

Please contact Maartje Pronk, for more information on Max TapWater, our plans and financial model, and how you can help us Build and Expand our vision – maartje[at]maxfoundation.org 

Bringing clean drinking water to Bangladeshi homes