Hyderabad water board unaware how 170 MGD of water leaks

Hyderabad: Whereas 1,00,000 metropolis shoppers are disadvantaged of normal water provide, about 170 million gallons a day (MGD) of water provided by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Provide and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) is getting leaked or misplaced.

The Board has been supplying 448 MGD of handled water for about 9.2 lakh shoppers right here. It spends Rs 46 per kilo litre to purify and provide the water from Krishna and Godavari water sources. 5 years have handed however the HMWS&SB has not provide you with an motion plan despite the fact that officers have been effectively conscious of the extent of water misplaced or that had remained unaccounted for.


Extremely positioned sources within the HMWS&SB stated that as many as 1 lakh shoppers residing in Rajendranagar, Serilingampally and Kukatpally have been going through acute water disaster due deficiency of 5 MGD from the Singur/Manjira water sources. Although the board claimed that it has compensated 45 MGD by means of Krishna, Godavari and the dual reservoirs (Osmansagar and Himayatsagar), folks of a number of areas in Manjira/Singur basin have been going through the water disaster as a result of irregular provide.

Areas together with Manikonda, Patancheru and Pappulguda have been receiving irregular water provide.


Sources stated if the Water Board manages to curb the 40 per cent leakage, the 9.2 lakh shoppers within the metropolis would get 24/7 uninterrupted water provide and even the home wants of 1,400 slums and about 190 villages alongside Outer Ring Highway could be met.

Out of the overall 448MGD provided to the town, solely 278 MGD has been reaching the town residents and 170 MGD wasted by means of water theft, leakages and corruption by the sphere stage employees.

A senior Water Board official stated that with a purpose to curb leakages, the board requires not less than `600 crore. The board has to have a scientific strategy. The necessity is to repair refined ultrasonic meters for 9.02 lakh shoppers, in order that the sources of leakage could be recognized and curbed. The board requires one other `300 crore for restore or alternative of the broken pipelines.


The official stated that despite the fact that these proposals have been mentioned by the upper authorities, no monetary establishment is coming ahead for do the funding. Such a step would additionally profit the shoppers residing residences; they too might be introduced into the free ingesting water scheme.

The water leakages could be introduced down solely to 25 per cent, as is the case with any metropolis, and never absolutely stopped. Requested about water theft, the official stated the HMWS&SB has been taking authorized motion towards the violators and raids would proceed.

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