‘Water tankers are not being withdrawn immediately’

HMWS&SB on Monday clarified that free water supply by tankers are not being withdrawn immediately. 

Published: 15th August 2017 02:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th August 2017 12:39 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD:  HMWS&SB on Monday clarified that free water supply by tankers are not being withdrawn immediately. Responding to a news item “Water Board to stop free supply of water by tankers in twin cities”, HMWS&SB stated, “The tankers will be withdrawn when water supply improves and dependency on tankers reduces.” Following HMWS&SB decision to stop supply of free water in a  phased manner stating that pipeline connections are being provided for all slums, activists sent a representation to the municipal administration and urban development department. 

They highlighted that the basic water needs are not being fulfilled. It also highlighted that though pipelines have been laid in many slums like Rasoolpura, it does not fulfill the standard requirement of water which is 135 litres as per guidelines of World Health Organisation or 110 litres acording to Union government’s guidelines. They barely get 2-3 litres of water per day, they added. 


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