About us – Community Pure Water
About Us

Community Pure Water works with rural communities to make safe drinking water affordable, accessible and available 24/7.

How we started

In 2009, Mr. Ravi Reddy founded a simple and holistic initiative called Community Pure Water in Telangana to supply safe drinking water for rural communities.

Hailing from a family of farmers, Ravi Reddy along with his brother and Co-Founder Bokka Reddy, spent most of their summers in his native village in Nalgonda District, Telangana. Since the well water in their home was unsuitable for drinking or cooking, their morning chore was to walk to the other side of the village to procure water for family consumption. This water was also barely safe for drinking, but there was no other choice.

For years, the brothers watched their father, a civil engineer, offer his services to those in need in his community. He set up a charitable trust to fund the construction of a community center in the village, install a septic tank in every household and a robust storm drain system for the entire village. Their father’s 50-year-old legacy of community service was the true inspiration behind the inception of Community Pure Water.

Mr. Ravi Reddy says, “Having observed a plethora of safe water initiatives underperform and fail, my brother - with his military mindset of precision, process and discipline, and I - with my entrepreneurial spirit, set up CPW to find a permanent solution. Our overarching desire and singular focus is that every family in every village should have access to safe water.”

Today, Community Pure Water has one of the most cost-effective, high quality and long-term sustainable programs for safe water.

Where we work

Community Pure Water currently operates water purification centers in 450+ villages and schools across six states in India, distributing over 9 million liters of water every month. With support from our partners and rural communities, we aspire to provide safe water to every family in every village in India.

States in which Community Pure Water has built WPCs

Vision Statement

Protecting rural communities with safe water, creating a ripple effect of better health, equitable opportunity and enduring prosperity.

Executive Team

Ravi Reddy, Founder

LinkedIn Profile

Bokka Reddy

Co-Founder and Director

Vijay Chitnis

Senior Advisor LinkedIn Profile

Sumeet Rawla

Chief Philanthropy Officer LinkedIn Profile

Lakshmi Konamaneni

Chief Executive Officer, India

Vaasu Gavarasana

Chief Marketing Officer LinkedIn Profile

Board members

David A. Carpenter

Corporate Lawyer, Partner - Mayer Brown

Bill Beecher

Venture Partner, Board Member

Kishore Kothapalli

Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Mentor and Investor, Board Director

Chandra Shekhar Reddy Kundur

Entrepreneur, Investor, Mentor

Pratiksha Prashant

Architect, Jeweler Designer

Aparajita Konamaneni

Lawyer, Entrepreneur

Dr. Paramjit Grover

Toxicologist, PhD, Emeritus Scientist, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology

Operations Team

Jupally Purushotham Rao

General Manager, India LinkedIn Profile

Ramesh Mangalaparthi

Operations Manager, India LinkedIn Profile

M. Venkateshwar Rao

Manager-Community Engagement, India LinkedIn Profile

Donors and Partners

Our partners make our work possible. These businesses and foundations have provided funding, technology, and other tools that allowed us to provide safe water for hundreds of thousands of people in rural India.


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When safe water flows, so does possibility. Women can earn an income. Kids have the time and health to go to school. Families can look ahead to bright futures.

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