On March 20, 1927, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar led thousands of Dalits to the Chavdar Lake in Mahad, Maharashtra, in order to reclaim their right to water. This day is observed as Social Empowerment day in India. The ideology behind this historic movement forms the basis of PHS’ philosophy.

On March 30, 2019, Bombay Port Trust passed an NoC that will allow the informal dwellers living on BPT land to apply for formal water connections. The NoC can be viewed here.