This pilot study investigates the water quality of traditional water structures in the western Deccan Plateau and potential for their revitalization. 18 quantitative water quality measurements are converted into a single water quality index (WQI). WQI assists in comparison of qualitative site information. Results indicate that WQI amongst traditional water structures was similar to domestic drinking sources, indicating their potential for domestic and agricultural water usage. Further research into sociopolitical practices and sampling of more sites will help understand traditional structures’ potential as sustainable water sources.