Monday, November 27, 2017

But how this water can be saved from leakages as well as thefts?

Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, CM, Delhi

Subject: Water Audit of Delhi Jal Board

Dear Sir,

Please refer the news published in various newspapers, a few days ago:  Delhi has an installed capacity for the supply of 903 million gallons a day, and while there are no definitive figures for water loss during transmission and distribution, it is estimated to be a bit over 45%. The CM sees this as a major concern in the water situation. After taking over as chairman of DJB in September, Kejriwal realized to his shock that a massive amount of water was lost due to leakage, theft and other reasons. 

Sir, Since last many years, we are regularly shouting over the issue but shockingly no one ever cared to look into it seriously.  Thanks for accepting that a massive amount of potable water, is going directly into the drains by way of leakages & into the pockets of many, by way of thefts.

This is truly a very serious issue as out of the installed capacity of DJB, almost 50% of potable water is wasted and it results in the massive shortage of water during summers. 

Water Audit is a very good concept and by using Flow Meters, we will be able to understand that in reality how much water is being wasted.  But the cause of very serious concern is that, how this water can be saved from leakages as well as thefts. 

Sir, as you have come to know about this very serious issue, do you have any plans to develop some mechanism to save this Life Saving potable drinking water, as it will help in serving the masses with sufficient quantity of water during summers?

Sir, Even DJB slogan says very clearly - SAVE WATER SAVE LIFE!

Can we meet you in this regard? 

With best regards,

B S Vohra
President, East Delhi RWAs Joint Front - Federation

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