24×7 Water in India – Dec/Jan 2012 news
Cities with 24×7 pilots or proposals:
- While this is slightly old news that I missed out on previously, Malkapur, in Satara, Maharashtra has 24×7 water for all residents. From this article, it seems that the government of Maharashtra authorized an upgraded water supply in 2002, which was commissioned in 2005, and a new revision to the project to bring 24×7 with 100% metering and volumetric tariffs. Earlier in 2011 it was given the prime minister’s award for excellence in public administration.
- Gujarat is moving to 24×7 supply: Surat has plans for 24×7 supply with a first phase of 4,000 households starting in March, and a new planning document suggests piloting 24×7 for villages. According to the article, Gujarat had also planned a 24×7 metered water supply in 2008 though nothing happened.
- Proposals for 24×7 for several zones in Jaipur are ‘under consideration’, though the article states there is a pilot project in two parts of the city.
- Also under a JNNURM scheme, 24×7 is coming to Coimbatore, starting with old corporation areas. It seems a fair bit of upgrades with take place, including replacement of pipelines, new water tanks, and a new feeder main and distribution name.
Updates from previously mentioned cities: