By BIPP |Jan 04, 2019
The State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Policy 2014 of Punjab has laid out measures to achieve 100% coverage through 24/7 piped and metered individual water supply connections along with the introduction of consumption-based tariffs. The Department of Water Supply and Sanitation (DWSS), Government of Punjab, is responsible for providing potable drinking water to the rural residents of the state of Punjab. The ground water quality in 85 villages of district Moga has deteriorated (Uranium-42, Heavy Metal – 5, Basic Parameters -36 and 2 en-route villages). Hence, to provide clean drinking water to these villages of Moga district, the DWSS has tied up with M/S L&T for the provision of water supply service through a large multi village canal-based surface water supply scheme built using the Private-Public Partnership model. To align with these objectives of providing 24/7 clean drinking water to individual households, and implement consumption-based tariffs for water usage, water meters will be installed in all the piped individual connections of the villages in Moga. In this context, the main objective of this techno-economic study is to recommend the best and cost-effective water metering system to DWSS to be implanted in 85 villages being covered under Surface Large Water Supply Project Moga, Punjab.