Water purifiers to make your day
Jul 29, 2014-
Water purifiers have become a common appliance in Kathmandu households due to the high chances of water from the mains being contaminated during the rainy season. The purity of the city’s drinking water supply has never been trustworthy, and during the monsoon, doubly so.
In a bid to fulfil the needs of valley dwellers which usually swell during the summer months, domestic distributors of various brands of water purifying systems have launched a range of models featuring the latest technology.
Traders said that around 60 percent of their total sales happen during the rainy season due to the greater chances of dirty water mixing with the mains supply.
The water purifiers cost from Rs 2,000 to Rs 110,000 based on their quality in the domestic market. Brands like Kent, Livepure and Euroguard have a strong presence in the Nepali market. There are also more than a dozen Chinese and Indian brands.
According to traders, the market for water purifiers is estimated to be worth Rs 150 million annually and is growing at the rate of 25 percent every year.
Navin Distributors, authorised distributor of Kent water purifiers in the domestic market, recently launched three new models of RO-based water purifying systems under the Supreme range. The company claims that RO technology has zero percentage wastage.
“In a market like Kathmandu where there is a huge scarcity of water, purifiers with RO technology help to make water pure besides saving water,” said Amit Bajracharya, sales head at the company. These water purifiers from Kent are priced between Rs 27,000 to Rs 32,500.
Similarly, Green Suppliers, which has been selling various brands of water purifiers in the domestic market, said that the water purifier market has been growing due to people’s rising concern about the risks of drinking contaminated water.
“Demand from households, hospitals, schools, offices and restaurants among others has increased since last month,” said Atik Salmani, proprietor of the company. Green Suppliers expects sales to grow 25 percent this year.
The company is also the authorised distributor of Livpure water purifiers in Nepal. It has launched seven new models from Livepure for this season. The newly unveiled water purifiers come with Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Controller and features like digital display, touch pad and fully automatic system. Livpure water purifiers cost Rs 20,000 to Rs 85,000 in the domestic market.
Ajay Singh Karki, managing director of Prasiddha International, the authorised distributor of Euroguard water purifiers in Nepal, said that sales started growing rapidly with the start of the rainy season last month. “We have been witnessing tremendous growth over the years as people are becoming more health conscious,” said Karki.
He added that water purifiers had become a necessary home appliance as most people use underground water that has higher chances of containing bacteria. The company sells 15 varieties of water purifiers with prices ranging from Rs 17,000 to Rs 110,000 in the domestic market.
Published: 30-07-2014 09:41