Hyderabad: Hyderabad Water Works Department has started taking steps to avoid wastage of water in GHMC limits.
It may be mentioned that in order to meet daily needs of the residents of the city 470 million gallon water is being supplied every day out of which 20 million gallon is being wasted.
Water Works Dept. stated that if wastage of water is controlled, 30 lakh individuals could benefit out of it. The Dept. gave a report that in GHMC limits, there are 9.74 lakh water connections. In addition to it, there are more than one lakh unauthorized water connections. Steps are being taken to install water meters in such houses.
It may not be out of place to mention that Water Works Dept. has been making arrangements to supply water getting it from hundreds of kilometer for which it incurs an expenditure of Rs. 870 crore annually. Waters from Krishna and Godavari Rivers get wasted to the extent of 10-15%. In this manner, every day, two crore liters of water is wasted.