Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB said the Board has launched the Safety awareness week to create awareness about the safety measures to be taken by workers and staff on duty and the precautions to be taken by the public with regard to open manholes.
GHMC Mayor G. Vijayalakshmi along with HMWSSB officials inaugurated the Safety awareness week at work site’ programme scheduled from May 25th to 31st . The ‘Safety Week’ began on Wednesday in all HMWSSB divisions upto ORR limits.
The public representatives, Water Board officials participated in awareness programme across all the sections and divisions. On occasion the Mayor addressed the gathering. The HMWSSB workers pledged to use safety equipment while doing the work.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, Managing Director, HMWSSB said that a week-long awareness programme on sewerage management and security for sewerage workers working in the water body would be conducted. The awareness programmes will focus on workers’ approach on “dos and donts” while undertaking sanitation work. He said the water board is conducting these security awareness programs on a daily basis on the implementation of SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) guidelines on sanitation works. The MD has said that, there are around 3.5 lakh manholes in the city and asked the city dwellers not to open their lids during the monsoon.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has reviewed the ongoing works of STPs with HMWSSB officials and representatives of construction companies at Board office on 24-05-2022. The new STPs are under construction at Amberpet, Nagole, Nallacheruvu and Phagathinagar.
The Managing Director has instructed construction companies to deploy electromechanical equipment at the work sites so as to complete the STPs by year end.
The MD has suggested to prepare a specific action plan with date and month for completion of STPs phase wise and the beautification and greenery has also be done surrounding of every STP.
Dr.M.Satyanarayana, Executive Director, D. Sridhar Babu, Director (Projects), STP CGMs, GMs and representatives of construction companies attended the meeting.
Sri M. Dana Kishore,IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB conducted review meeting with the officers concerned on 21-05-2022 at Board office for preparation on a Special Action Plan on improving Revenue of the Board.
He said that 4.2 lakh consumers still have not registered for the free water scheme. They have been given a 13-month grace period to register for the Scheme. The government has already waived Rs 520 crore in bills for 13 months from December 2020 to December 2021 for all household consumers.
The consumers who have not registered for the free water supply scheme are once again requested to fix up the meters and link Aadhaar immediately to make use of the scheme.
HMWSSB has set up a call center with 30 member staff to provide information and resolve any queries on the Aadhaar linkage and bills pending & payment. An interactive WhatsApp Chatbot facility has also been set up for this purpose.
The Managing Director has also directed the officers to prepare sections-wise plans for the ensuing Pattana Pragathi programme scheduled from 3rd June.
The Board has planned to organize Safety Protocol Week at Work Sites from 25-05-2022 to 31-05-2022 to create awareness on the safety protocol at the work sites and the precautions are to be taken during the rainy season.
Sri.VL Praveen Kumar, Director (Revenue), Ajmera Krishna & M. Swamy, Director (Operations I&II), and other officials attended the meeting.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS Managing Director, HMWSSB reviewed water supply management with officers of O&M Divisions 1, 2A, 2B and 3 at Board office on 20-05-2022. He directed the authorities to ensure that drinking water is sufficiently available in the city up to the ORR limits and has to be supplied systematically and suggested that strict measures are to be adopted to avoid wastage and misuse of water.
In the wake of “Pattana Pragathi” Programme taken up by the Telangana State government, the MD directed the officers to prepare the action plan of HMWSSB for participation in Pattana Pragathi Programme section wise.
He also said that HMWSSB organizing the “Safety Awareness Week in Sewerage Operations” from the 25th to 31st of May’ 2022 for creating awareness among workers and staff about the safety measures.
The meeting was attended by V.L. Praveen Kumar, Director (Revenue), Ajmira Krishna, Director (Operations), concerned CGMs, GMs, DGMs, Managers and Transmission Division officials.
The Eid Milap Programme is celebrated at HMWSSB Board Office on 18.05.2022. The event was organized by the HMWSSB Minority Employees Welfare Association (MEWA) and was attended by Sri.Ahmed Bin Abdullah Balala, MLA, Malakpet as chief guest. Speaking on the occasion, they said that festivals are symbols of harmony. It is appreciated that HMWSSB employees celebrate festivals of all religions together.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has appreciated the organizers involving all the employees of HMWSSB to promote spirit of religious harmony.
Dr. M. Satyanarayana, Executive Director, V.L. Praveen Kumar, Director(Revenue), B. Vasudeva Naidu, Director (Finance), A. Krishna, Director (Operations), P. Ravi Kumar, Director (Technical) and others participated in the event.
Sri K.T. Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for MA&UD laid the foundation stone for “Sunkishala Intake Well Project” proposed to be constructed at cost of Rs.1450 Crores near Nagarjuna Sagar to divert water from the Krishna River to the city of Hyderabad on 14-05-2022.
Speaking on the occasion, KTR said that with the construction of the Sunkishala project there will be no shortage of drinking water in Hyderabad despite of no rains for five years. The project will be completed by next summer 2023. Krishna drinking water supply of Phase 4 and 5 is also being taken up for future need of Hyderabad citizens. The city currently needs 37 TMC of water and estimates that it will need 71 TMC of water by 2072. The Kaleshwaram and Sunkishala projects will be fulfilled the need of 71 TMC of water as per the visionary Chief Minister. The minister has also said that the Ring Main is also under construction surrounding of the Outer Ring Road to avoid water scarcity and interruption if any being occurred during water supply from Godavari & Krishna. The Hyderabad is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and would become the second largest city in the country after Delhi in the next 15 years.
On the occasion, Minister T. Srinivas Yadav said that in the past, there was a biggest problem of drinking water during every Summer season and lot of dharnas and rally’s was a common phenomena with empty bins. There is no such problem after formation of Telangana State since the people are getting sufficient quantity of water supply because of Kaleshwaram and other projects.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB, said "Every year in the summer, emergency pumping was required to pump Krishna water to the city, spending huge amounts of Rs. 4 to 5 crores per annum and the construction of Sunkishala Intake Well project would be of great relief to enable to supply the full quantum of water to the Hyderabad City.
The Ministers Sri Mahmood Ali, Smt. Sabita Indrareddy, Ch. Mallareddy, Srinivas Goud, Jagadish Reddy, various MLAs, MLCs are attended.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director , HMWSSB reviewed the ongoing ORR Phase -2 works on 09-05-2022 at Board office. He instructed the officers and staff to speed up the work and to complete the ORR Phase- II Project by December’ 2022 duly adhering the protective measures. He also suggested that special camps are to be set up for the sanction of new connections in the areas where the pipeline works have been completed by conducting awareness campaigns.
Dr. M. Satyanarayana, ED, P. Ravi Kumar, Director Technical, VL Praveen Kumar, Director Revenue, M. Swamy, Director Operations and concerned officials attended the meeting.
Sri Ch. Mallareddy, Hon’ble Minister for Labour inaugurated the new pipeline work in Shamirpet mandal in Medchal constituency on 05-05-2022 as part of Package-2 of ORR Phase-2 project. 215 new water supply connections will be provided to various colonies like Mahalakshmi Colony in Devarayanjala, Lingareddy Colony, SC Colony in Thumkunta, State Bank Colony in Singaipally and Sainik Colony. A total of 1950 people will get benefited with new pipeline works.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB inspected the Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) construction work sites at Fathenagar, Miyapur Patel Cheruvu and Kokapet on 26.04.2022.
The MD inquired about the progress of the construction with the officials and representatives of the construction company and suggested that work should be done round the clock to complete the works within the stipulated time by working in 3 shifts by adopting all safety measures.
He clarified that there is no compromise on the quality of material and as per the original designs the works has to be carried out of every STP construction work. The greenery environment has to be created surrounding of every STP premises to create pleasant atmosphere.
The Water Board has won two prestigious PRSI Awards in the field of Public Relations at the 3rd Telangana State Public Relations Conference organized as part of Golden Jubilee celebrations of Hyderabad Chapter. The Public Relations of India (PRSI) Hyderabad Chapter has completed 50 years after inception. On the occasion, the HMWSSB was selected for the awards based on the performance of various other organizations in the field of PR and won two awards competing with other Leading National and State Level Organizations like Singareni Calories, NMDC, TSIIC, TSat, Ranmky, Agricultural University etc.
‘Water for All.. Excellence through Innovation’ Coffee Table Book won first prize published by the Water Board. The Coffee Table Book is the compilation of all the Water Board activities. The video song 'Jala Geetham' composed by HMWSSB also bagged the first place in the category of Best Use of Graphics and Effects. A four - minute video was made to explain the value of water being supplied to urban areas from the Krishna and Godavari rivers with great effort by the water Board, as well as to create awareness not to waste precious water. The awards were presented by Sri Srinivas Goud, Hon’ble for Minister for Tourism and Culture to K. Subhash, Public Relations Officer, HMWSSB and K. Manohara Chary, OSD (PRO) at the PRSI Golden Jubilee celebrations held at the Hotel Plaza, Begumpet, Hyderabad.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB congratulated the PR team for their best efforts to get the awards.
Sri.M.Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has reviewed the ORR Phase-2 works with officials of HMWSSB and construction companies on the progress of the pipelines and reservoirs on 20-04-2022.
Speaking on the occasion, the Managing Director said, the pipeline works have already been completed in 60 colonies under ORR Phase-2 areas and drinking water supply has also been started and directed the authorities to expedite the work in the other uncovered colonies as top priority to start water supply immediately.
He appealed the public who need new connections in these areas must get registered on the Water Board website and also said the water board is organizing special camps for registration of new connections where the pipeline works have already been completed and creating awareness among the people.
The Managing Director directed the officials concerned that the ORR Phase-2 works are to be completed by this December end. He said that the works are to be fasten and speeded up by adopting all safety measures for the workers at the work site.
Sri P. Ravi Kumar, Director Technical, M. Swamy, Director Operations, CGM’s, GM’s and officials from construction companies attended the meeting.
Sri K.T. Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for MA&UD laid the foundation stone for Zone - 3 Sewerage Network Project Works for modernization of the sewerage system in the Core City, north of the Musi River at Miralam and Toli Chowk along with various development projects under Hyderabad Parliament Constituency on 19-04-2022.
Minister said, that 31 new STPs have been set up across the twin cities in at a cost of Rs.3,800/- Crores and construction work of several STPs are already in full swing. The Water Board has undertaken the pipeline network of 129.32 km in the Zone-3 Sewerage Network Project at a cost of Rs.297 crore covering an area of 33.50 sq km within the four assembly constituencies consisting of Jubilee Hills Goshamahal, Nampally and Karwan.
The Minister also said that the development projects are being done with the State government’s vision of not discriminating between the older and newer parts of Hyderabad.
Home Minister Sri Mahmood Ali, Asaduddin Owaisi, Member of Parliament, M. Dana Kishore, MD, HMWSSB, MLA’s, Corporators, Officials of HMWSSB and others attend the event.
The 131st Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the Constitution Maker, is celebrated in a large scale at the Board office in Khairatabad on 14-04-2022. Sri M. Dana Kishore, Managing Director, HMWSSB along with other Directors of the Board and staff laid floral tributes to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar portrait.
On the occasion the Managing Director said, "We are fortunate to have born in a country where a great man like Ambedkar was born." Ambedkar was hailed as not just a person confined to one country, but a leader who shared great ideas with the world. He said that it was a great thing to remember Ambedkar, but that it was more important to continue to implement Ambedkar's ideas in our lives and to work towards Ambedkar's aspirations.
The event was attended by the staff members of HMWSSB, Officials and the Union members of TRSKV, SC, ST and BC organizations.
The 196th birth anniversary of Mahatma Jyotirao Poole is celebrated at the Board office on 11-04-2022. Sri M. Dana Kishore,IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB paid homage by placing floral garlands to Mahatma Jyotirao Poole photo.
Speaking on the occasion, Managing Director said, "Mahatma Jyotirao Poole has worked tirelessly all his life for the betterment of the backward classes and for their education. He said that caste discrimination needed to be completely removed and it is possible only through education and that will be a genuine tribute to Jyotirao Poole.
Dr. M. Sathyanarayana, Executive Director, D. Sridhar Babu, Director Revenue, VL Praveen Kumar, Director Revenue, Ravi Kumar, Director Technical, MA. Khadar, CGM (P&A), others HMWSSB officials, BC Welfare Association Members, Water Works Employees Union Telangana Associate Members were present at the event.
Sri M. Dana Kishore. MD, HMWSSB visited Vaddera Basti in Madhapur Guttala Begumpet on 10-04-2022 in the wake of the recent incident of contaminated water supply that took place in the Vaddera Basti basti. The MD along with officials went house to house and got to know the problem and welfare of the people.
The Quality Assurance and Testing Team also tested water samples collected from different houses in Vaddera Basti in Madhapur. All samples were found to contain 0.5 ppm residual chlorine in adequate doses. It was also clarified that there were no bacteria contents.
The Water Board officials found that there were no taps fitted to the 69 water connections and more than half of these were found to have toilets next to water connection pits. The Water Board personnel immediately fixed the taps to the connections having without tap brass.
The MD has directed the authorities to pay special attention to the quality of water being supplied in these areas from time to time and check the water quality every morning and evening.
The MD, HMWSSB has once again appealed the people that the drinking water is being supplied by HMWSSB is safe and secure.
The clarification by the Water Board on the news circulated in the newspapers that people of Vaddera basti in Guttala Begumpet got sick by drinking the water supplied by the HMWSSB.
Drinking water was supplied to the basti from 5.30 am to 6.30 am on 05.04.2022. However, this incident took place on 07.04.2022. Therefore, there is a time interval of 48 hours between the time of water supply and the time of incident. If there is a problem, people will get sick immediately after drinking the water. This does not happen even after 48 hours.
HMWSSB QAT Team in the area collected 44 samples and tested the water quality. This water contains 0.5 ppm chlorine just like it should be. This means that the quality of the water is good and safe. The collected water samples were also sent for bacteriological tests. It was initially found that there were no bacteria in the water. The QAT tests in the surrounding areas also proved that the drinking water supplied by HMWSSB was safe. Therefore, it should be noted that water supplied by the HMWSSB is not the cause of the Vadder basti incident.
Although the HWMSSB was not the cause of the incident, the HMWSSB was focused the blame on water being supplied to the area. Since, the water was found to be safe after an HMWSSB QAT team, IPM, and third party teams tested the water, the Water Board appealed the public the drinking water supplied by HMWSSB is safe and good.
115th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Dr. Babu Jagjivan Ram held at HMWSSB Board office on 05-04-2022. Sri M. Dana Kishore, MD, HMWSSB as a chief guest participated in the event laid floral tributes to Jagjivan Ram's portrait. On the occasion, MD said Dr. Babu Jagjivan Ram was a great man dedicated his life for the welfare of the downtrodden. He was a prominent freedom fighter and former Deputy Prime Minister of India.
Dr. Jagjivan Ram, who was born into the Dalit caste, was a dynamic student from the school level. Also as Union Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of the country, Dr. Babu Jagjivan Ram has worked hard for the rights and development of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the country. In particular, as Union Minister of Agriculture and Food, he pioneered the Green Revolution to address food shortages in the country. He called on everyone to work hard for their aspirations.
All the Directors, Officials of HMWSSB, Water Works Employees Union Telangana, Water Board SC/ST Employees Welfare Association were also present at the event.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB along with Ravi Kumar, Director Technical, DOP - I & II Ajmira Krishna and Swamy and other concerned officials conducted a review at Board office on 30-03-2022 on the functioning of drinking water supply and sewerage in the city in the wake of the month of Ramadan and directed the officials to take necessary measures for supplying drinking water in the city without any problems in the summer. Wherever there is a problem with the water it is suggested to supply it by tanker immediately.
Authorities have been instructed to supply water by tankers to mosques wherever necessary during the month of Ramadan. The sewerage overflows are to be rectified immediately on priority and jetting machines should be made available to solve problems immediately. Also MD advised the officials to proactively address complaints made by people on drinking water and sewerage issues through social media such as Twitter and Facebook.
Further the Managing Director has also said that, in addition to the Free Tankers supplying by the Water Board the NGO’s are requested to setup Chalivendras in the city in view of the summer by contacting concerned O&M GM’s.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, Managing Director, HMWSSB, Dr. M. Satyanarayana, ED and other officials inspected the construction sites of new Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) at Amberpet, Nagol on 25-03-2022. He reviewed the works and suggested to complete the construction of STPs within a week working in 3 shifts by deploying adequate manpower, machinery and equipment by taking all precautionary measures at the work site.
Later, he reviewed the overall progress of STPs construction across the city with concerned officials at Board office and requested them to speed up the works and complete them within the prescribed time schedule.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS Managing Director, HMWSSB with concerned officials inspected the construction sites of reservoirs under ORR Phase-2 in Ghatkesar zones on 24-03-2022 and instructed officials and construction company representatives to work on the project to the first priority with the aim of supplying water by next month.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that 89 colonies, which have been identified as the first priority in Package-1, have been directed to supply water in the second week of April and expedite the work in this direction. He suggested that the construction of 171 km of pipeline should be completed expeditiously by ensuring that there are adequate pipes, machinery workers, Inlet, outlet and distribution as a matter of priority. MD has directed to take adequate protective measures at the reservoirs under construction sites by arranging barricades etc.
Sri M. Dana Kishore,IAS Managing Director, HMWSSB has participated as chief guest at the awareness programme on the occasion of World Water Day-2022 at Sarojini Naidu Women's College Auditorium, Nampally, Hyderabad organized by Save Earth Foundation (NGO).
Speaking on the occasion, he said that girl students should become water leaders in order to conserve water resources. He said that women have a lot of compassion, kindness and love for nature in creation and therefore women should play a key role in water conservation. Women are more aware of the value of water and the problems that may exist without water, and therefore asked women to fulfill their responsibility to conserve water and pass it on to future generations.
Many countries in the world are currently facing water shortages. India is one of them. Nevertheless, the city of Hyderabad is one of the major freshwater cities in the country, the HMWSSB is collecting and purifying fresh water about 200 km from the Godavari and Krishna rivers to provide fresh drinking water supply to the city. However, some people are wasting water with ignorance. Many are of the opinion that there is no awareness of water problems in the coming days. He said that if water is not conserved now, there is a risk of many problems in the future. It was suggested that precious water is being treated in other countries with the technology available after use for domestic use and for other purposes such as construction and gardening.
Sri Prakash Rao, Chairman of Telangana Water Resources Development Corporation and college management participated in the programme.
HMWSSB conducting 10 days Awareness Campaign on Water Conservation from 22-31 March 2022 as a part of World Water Day – 2022 Celebrations.
On the occasion of World Water Day, the Water Board decided to hold 10 days of special awareness programs from 22-03-2022 to 31-03-2022 on water conservation. The programs began on 22-03-2022 with the coordination of 19 NGOs in 19 HMWSSB O&M Divisions, awareness programs are being conducted on construction & maintenance of Rain Water Harvesting Pits within each section. During the campaign period of 10 days, the water board officials, NGOs, local public representatives will participates to make the awareness campaign a success.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS Managing Director, HMWSSB conducted a review with officials for precautionary measures to be taken to prevent difficulty in drinking water supply and sewerage problems in the wake of the onset of Ramzaan on 22-03-2022 at Board office. As the month of Ramzaan is about to begin, he directed the authorities to focus on sewerage issues as part of precautionary measures." He advised the authorities to identify the areas where sewerage overflows frequently in the vicinity of mosques so as not to disturb the devotees and said sufficient staff and machines should be made available. He also directed that fresh water be provided to the mosques and arrangements be made to supply water by tankers where necessary.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Manager Director, HMWSSB along with Ravi Kumar, Director Technical, T.V Sridhar, CGM ORR Project inspected the ongoing ORR-2 works on 16-03-2022.
Later, he reviewed works with officials and representatives of construction companies said that 116.7 km of pipeline extension works in 73 colonies decided under the first priority in Package-2 should be completed by March 31 and water supply should be started in the second week of April. He directed to take appropriate protective measures and set up barricades at the reservoirs construction sites. He also suggested that arrangements be made to build a chlorination room at the reservoirs and a section office for the O&M Managers.
The Water Board has undertaken ORR Project in 2 Packages, at a cost of Rs. 1,200 crore to provide fresh water supply to Municipalities, Corporations, Grampanchayats, Colonies and Gated Communities within the Outer Ring Road.
Package-1 works at a cost of Rs.613 crores and under Package-2 with Rs.587 crores.
Package-2 includes the construction of 38 reservoirs with a total capacity of 71.5 million liters and the expansion of 1293 km of pipeline. Package-2 works are going on in Rajendranagar, Patancheruvu, Bollaram, Arsipuram, Kuthbullapur, Shamirpet and Medchal zones. With the completion of 2 projects, 83,270 new homes will have water supply connections.
Hon’ble Minister for MA&UD Sri K.T. Rama Rao, laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Three STPs at Paddacheruvu, Kapra Cheruvu and Nallacheruvu in Uppal Constituency on 11-03-2022 with the objective of 100 per cent treatment of sewage generated in the Hyderabad as part of construction of 31 new STPs in three packages.
Sri Ch. Mallareddy, Labor Minister Smt. G. Vijayalakshmi, Mayor, Sri B.Subhash Reddy, MLA, Uppal, Sri M Dana Kishore, IAS Managing Director, HMWSSB and other officials were present on the occasion.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, Managing Director, HMWSSB has inspected the construction sites of new Sewerage Treatment Plants (STPs) at Nallacheruvu having a capacity of 86.50 MLD and Nagole with a capacity of 320.00 MLD which are being constructed with the latest advanced Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) Technology. He directed the authorities and construction companies to complete the STPs by this October.
The Managing Director has directed to speed up the construction of STPs by working in three shifts expeditiously. It is suggested that adequate lighting along with protection measures at the work site are be provided. The CCTV cameras are also to be set up at the construction sites which to be connected to the Board office for online monitoring.
SBR Technology which can carry out five stages of wastewater treatment in a single chamber will treat more water in a smaller area. This SBR procedure would cost less than the various biological treatment methods available in the country. SBR system treats wastewater better than other wastewater treatment systems. It is a lightweight approach and would also reduce power consumption.
Sri K.T. Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for MA&UD laid foundation stone for various development works under the Jawaharlal Nehru and Peerjadiguda Municipal Corporations under ORR Phase-2 works on 02-02-2022.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister K.T. Rama Rao said that there is a severe shortage of drinking water in all the major cities of the country and there is a situation where water has to be pumped in trains. Since the formation of Telangana, the Chief Minister of Hyderabad has acted with foresight to ensure that such situations do not arise in the city of Hyderabad.
He said about Rs 2,000 crore had been spent between 2014-18 for water works alone. The surrounding areas of various Municipalities, Municipal Corporations and Gram Panchayats are also being provided drinking water facility under ORR project Phase -2 at a cost of 1200 crores to benefit more than 2 lakh households in the ORR range
Sri K.T. Rama Rao, Hon'ble Minister for MA&UD has laid the foundation stone for water works projects under ORR in areas of Thukkugua, Jailpalli, Mirpet and Badangpet on 29-01-2022.
Speaking on the occasion, KTR said that the government has brought Krishna and Godavari water to the city and alleviated the water woes of women. He said that as the city of Hyderabad is growing upto the ORR and hence the water works taken up under ORR Phase-1 has been completed at a cost of about Rs 700 crore and another ORR Phase-2 project has been taken up at a cost of Rs 1,200 crore.
Sri K.T. Rama Rao, Minister of MA&UD has laid foundation stone for new STPs under Package-3 at a cost of Rs 3,866 crore on 25-01-2022 in Quthubullapur Circle. A total of 5 sewerage treatment plants will be constructed under Package-3 at a cost of Rs. 248.44 crore within the Quthubullapur Circle. Their total capacity is 66 MLD. New STPs will be set up at Fox Sagar, Vennelagadda, Gayatri Nagar, Parikicheruvu and Shivalayanagar.
The Minister said that the suburbs around Hyderabad are growing rapidly and there is a need to develop the infrastructural facilities according to the population growth.
Details of 31 new STPs.
The Water Board has directed to construct Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) as part of the Sewerage Master Plan in the suburban and municipal areas. The Water Board will construct a total of 31 Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) within the Greater Hyderabad area under a total of three packages with the objective of treating 1257.50 MLD (million liters per day) of wastewater on a regular basis.
Sri K.T. Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for MA&UD has laid the foundation stone for the ORR Project Package-2 to provide drinking water to the villages, colonies and gated communities in the suburbs of Hyderabad within the Outer Ring Road (ORR). The event took place in Alkapur Township under Manikonda Municipality on 24-01-2022.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that Hyderabad is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and the population is growing rapidly due to the geographical and climatic conditions prevailing in the city. The KCR government has taken up large scale measures to provide drinking water to the urban people with lot of efforts. In the first phase, an improved water supply system has been set up within GHMC at a cost of Rs 2,000 crore.
He said that in addition to meeting the current needs, the HMWSSB is working to meet the needs upto 2051. "Currently, the HMWSSB is supplying about 535 MGD of water to the ORR along with the city and it is estimated that 1000 MGD will be required by 2051.
Sri. KTR said that it was the idea of Chief Minister KCR that there would be no drinking water problems in Hyderabad in the 30 years and hence the mega projects like Kaleshwaram, Kondapochamma Sagar and Mallannasagar were constructed to divert water to Gandipet to avoid any water problem for the future generations.
Smt. Sabita Indrareddy, Education Minister along with many public representatives attend the meeting.
The Managing Director, HMWSSB has reviewed and directed the officers on 06-01-2022 in Board office to expedite ORR-2 works undertaken at a cost of Rs.1200 crore to provide drinking water to Gram Panchayats, Municipalities, Municipal Corporations, Housing Layouts and Gated Communities under ORR Phase - II.
The officers must ensure that the pipeline works are to be completed within the time and the first results of ORR-2 shall be released to the public this summer.
The Managing Director has directed the officers to work out a plan to complete the ORR-2 works expeditiously. As part of this, steps should be taken to ensure that at least 50 per cent of the reservoir construction work starts in the first week of February by proper planning of Designs, Men, Machinery and Material.
Sri, M. Dana Kishore, IAS Managing Director, HMWSSB inspected the Sewerage Treatment Plants (STPs) which are under construction at Fathenagar, Pragathinagar and Durgam Cheruvu on 06-01-2022. He inquired about the progress of the construction with the officials and agency concerned and suggested the work should be done round the clock to complete the construction of STPs within the time by working in 3 shifts.
The Managing Director has instructed the concerned officers to ensure that site engineers strictly supervised the work in three shifts on the STP premises without compromise on quality of standards of STP works and due care should be taken during the night shift by providing proper lighting. CCTV cameras are to be installed at the construction site.
New Year celebrations held at the Board office on 03-01-2022. The event was organized by Water Board Engineers Association (JEA) and was attended by the Managing Director, HMWSSB Sri.M.Dana Kishore, IAS as the Chief Guest, Dr.Sathyanarayan, Executive Director, other Directors, CGMs, GMs and senior officers participated in the program.
The Managing Director wished the Directors, all the Employees and Staff of the Water Board a Happy New Year. On the occasion JEA inaugurated New Year Diary and Calendar of the Water Board.
Speaking on the occasion, Sri. M. Dana Kishore said, "Last year, the state government handed over ambitious projects with confidence to the Water Board and hence this year is crucial for the Water Board to complete them in a timely manner and engineers and employees should work hard to complete these projects at a record level. He said the loss of several colleagues over the past two years due to Corona's influence was tragic and timely pensioner benefits would be provided to the families of the deceased employees.
Sri.M.Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB hold a meeting with the all Directors, CGMs and senior officials of HMWSSB on 09-12-2021 on deploying Special Security Surveillance at all the HMWSSB Reservoirs. The incident that took place in the recent times at Risalgadda Water Tank in Musheerabad area was unfortunate. Despite the Water Board was taking all possible measures to provide safe drinking water to the people and security at the reservoirs, the incident had taken place is unfortunate. Hundreds of reservoirs along the Outer Ring Road are supplying quality water to the public through water tanks with a three-stage chlorination process.
The Managing Director had said that more stringent security measures hereafter at the reservoirs and water tanks will be tightened. Out of 378 service reservoirs in the core city 100 reservoirs were already having 24-hour security and the remaining 278 reservoirs are having partially secured would now be proved 24-hour security to prevent others from entering the premises of reservoirs in the city and at the water tanks.
Recruitment of 100 private security guards tomorrow:
The Managing Director has further said that another 100 private security guards would be deployed from 10-12-2021 to provide 24-hour security at all the HMWSSB reservoirs. Four flying squads are being set up to inspect the reservoirs under the Chief Vigilance Officer would be monitored. Similarly, 600 CCTV cameras would also be set up on the premises of all the reservoirs to monitor continuously.
A special action plan for the establishment of a comprehensive underground drainage and storm water drainage system in the vicinity of Yadagirigutta was planned by the Government. To this effect, the Water Board has issued a notification for the designing of DPR along with the plans for construction of sewerage, storm water system and STPs for a total of 12 sq km within the jurisdiction and requested NCPE to submit the project report within a month. The Executive Director Dr. Satyanarayana, D.Sridhar Babu, Director Project and representatives of NCPE participated in the meeting held on 03-12-.2021 in the Board Office.
The Constitution Day (Samvidhan Divas) was celebrated in Board office on 26-11-2021. On the occasion Sri M. Dana Kishore, Managing Director, HMWSSB administered the oath by all the staff members saying that everyone should work for the protection of the Constitution and continue the spirit of the Constitution. He was pledged by Water Board employees to be committed to constitutional protection.
On occasion Sri M. Dana Kishore has said that "Our country stands as a symbol of unity in diversity. If all the different languages, cultures, castes, religions and regions in the country are united, it is the greatness of the Constitution." Dr. B.R. Ambedkar is credited with providing such a great Constitution for India.
The event was attended by all Directors and Executive Director of HMWSSB Dr. Satyanarayana, Sridhar Babu, VL Praveen Kumar, Ajmera Krishna, M. Swamy, Ravi Kumar and others.
The State Government has decided to implement the PRC-2020 for Water Board employees. Special Chief Secretary to the Government Sri Arvind Kumar, IAS issued directions to this effect on Wednesday (17.11.2021) vide Memo No. 14059. The State Government has decided to extend the PRC, which is applicable to the employees of the State Government through GO No. 51 issued on 11.06.2021 to the employees of the Water Board as well. The Government has issued orders to implement the PRC for employees from 01.07.2018. PRC arrears to Water Board employees from 01.06.2021 will also be received through Cash.
With the implementation of PRC-2020, the water board will have to pay an additional Rs. 12 crore per month under salaries. The salary of the employees will increase from around Rs. 7,000/- to Rs. 25,000/-. The PRC covers 3,900 employees, 3,200 pensioners, family pensioners and 500 outsourcing employees working in the Water Board.
The Water Board Managing Director Sri. M. Dana Kishore, IAS said proposals have been prepared with Rs. 35 Crore for the solution of sewage problems in the suburban municipalities under GHMC. On Saturday (06.11.2021) he conducted a review with the CGMs, GMs and DGMs at Board office. The Water Board has taken over the responsibilities of sewerage management in the suburban municipalities of GHMC from October 1st. As directed by the Managing Director, the O&M Managers and other superiors inspected the field and identified a total of 792 hotspots and steps are being taken to start work in the next few days worth of Rs. 35 Crore, said MD Dana Kishore. The meeting attended by Dr. M. Satyanarayana, ED and other Directors Sri Sridhar Babu, VL Praveen Kumar, Ajmira Krishna, Ravi Kumar, and Swamy.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, Managing Director, HMWSSB hold a review meeting with the senior officials for taking Special Measures for Resolving Sewerage Issues in Suburban Municipalities after three weeks of taking over sewerage management responsibilities in suburban municipalities from GHMC. During the meeting Managing Director has said that a special task force would be set up for the next three months to address sewerage issues in the suburban municipalities.
The identified 792 hotspots which are frequently overflowing in these areas will be undertaken as a permanent solution by proposing laying new pipelines of the same size here.
Out of 6,684 complaints received in the past three weeks about sewerage issues through Customer Care, public representatives, local people, WhatsApp and various social media outlets, 85 per cent of the complaints are solved immediately. He said that an additional 91 workers and 75 hydraulic silt grabber vehicles are being deployed to resolve the issues expeditiously. The CGMs, GMs, DGMs and managers in these areas must work by coordinating with public representatives and GHMC officials at their respective levels and take steps to resolve issues.
A team of officials from four states Assam, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi and UNISEF Consultants including the Civil Services Officers Sri Benel and Sri Sandeep from Madhya Pradesh visited the HMWSSB to get exposure on Leadership Development in City-Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) and Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM) and to examine Septic Waste Management in the city, FSTPs as a part of Study and Training Programme under the administration of UNICEF and ASCI.
During their study trip, the Team have been taken to Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant at Uppal and later the team was taken to FSTP at Boduppal which is running through Geobag technology. Later the team visited Water Board Headquarters in Khairatabad and met Sri M. Dana Kishore, MD, HMWSSB. The MD had briefed the team about the Waste Management of Septic Tanks in the city. He said that the septic tank waste is being treated to keep people for not polluting the precious drinking water. The water board would make special arrangements for the collection and treatment of septic waste from nearly 12 lakh households within the ORR purview to prevent contamination of water and land.
The MD has clarified that the Government of Telangana will be installing new FSTPs to meet the needs for the next 20 years. The Dial-A-Septic Tank Cleaner Program has been launched by the Water Board under the patronage of Hon’ble Minister for MA&UD Sri K.T. Rama Rao.
The HMWSSB has shut down the 10 gates of Himayatsagar reservoir after the flood water has started to recede for last 24 hours. The 10 gates of Himayatsagar out of 17 were lifted by 2 feet in order to release the excess water into Musi for the past 48 hours. On 29-09-2021 the 8 gates of Himyatsagar were shutdown and kept open 2 gates to release 1400 cusecs of water.
On the other hand, the Osmansagar 2 gates were kept open since the flood water continues to arrive into Osmansagar. The Himayatsagar FTL is 1763.50 Feet (2.97 TMC) and Osmansagar FTL is 1790.00 Feet (3.90 TMC).
The twin reservoirs have become flooded due to heavy rains in the upper reaches and the both reservoirs have reached full water level due to heavy inflow of water. With this, on Tuesday 28.09.2021 at 6 pm, Osman Sagar 6 gates and Himayat Sagar 10 gates are lifted and release the excess water into Musi
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS Managing Director, HMWSSB has alerted Revenue and concerned officials as heavy flood water is being released into the Musi River from the twin reservoirs. Colonies in the hinterland of the twin reservoirs, slum areas and the Musi River catchment area were ordered to be diverted to safer areas.
Order to focus on hotspots- Request people not to open manhole covers
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has directed the officers to take all possible precautionary measures without any inconvenience to the people due to the incessant rains for the last few days and the Emergency Rescue Teams should be vigilant round the clock. A review was conducted with officers on Monday 27.09.2021 at the Board office.
Speaking on the occasion, the Managing Director has said that in the wake of heavy rains for the last few days, the HMWSSB staff are instructed to take action to prevent any trouble to the people. He said precautionary measures should be taken to identify areas where sewerage overflow through manholes. Apart from working of ERT teams, the Air-Tech machines are also to be deployed and made available for immediate repairs if any. The field officers must ensure the safety grills to the manholes and fixing of the lids on the deeper manholes must be checked. The water logging points should be monitored regularly and the drainage leakages should be stopped immediately. He also directed the officials to keep the warning boards be set up near deeper manholes in flood prone areas and sewerage supervisors are also must be available round the clock.
He further directed the officials to take special measures to prevent contamination of drinking water due to rains.
He advised the people not to open manhole covers under any circumstances. If the manhole cover is damaged anywhere, they must call customer care number 155313.
In View of the sewerage management of suburban municipalities of GHMC taking over by Water Board from 1st October 2021, Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has reviewed with concerned officers on 27-09-2021 for making arrangements.
Speaking on the occasion, Sri.Dana Kishore said that the authorities in the 66 GHMC wards, which are responsible for the management of the sewerage in the Water Board, are immediately to identify the hotspots in the wards and each manager are to ensure setting up a grievance register by ward wise for noting down the public grievances on sewerage related complaints. Apart from using of 155313 customer care number, he suggested to create a WhatsApp group with ward-wise CGMs, GHMC zonal commissioners, corporators and managers to coordinate without any misunderstanding on sewerage issues. He said priority should be given to resolving complaints on sewerage issues.
Arrangements are also to be made to procure the necessary equipment, machinery and labor from GHMC for the 66 wards where sewerage management will be carried out from October 1, 2021. All the O&M GMs, DGMs and Managers attended on occasion.
Hyderabad drinking water and sewerage issues will be resolved in next two years stated Sri T. Srinivas Yadav, Hon’ble Minister along with another Minister Sri Mahmood Ali at a press conference at HMWSSB Board Office on 25-09-2021. The Minister has stated that the government is focused on improving the urban infrastructure and creating numerous projects to improve water supply and sewerage infrastructure in Hyderabad Urban Agglomeration (HUA) in the next two years. The total budget of these projects is Rs.7,528 crore and it includes the recent grant of Rs.5,066 crore sanctioned by the government for improving water supply to the extended areas in city outskirts and implementation of the sewerage master plan by establishing 31 sewerage treatment plants (STPs).
The Minister also informed that the Sunkishala Intake project was sanctioned at a cost of Rs.1,450 crore. This project will facilitate water supply to all ULBs, gram panchayats within ORR, including all housing layouts and gated communities by creating 137 million litres (ML) of service reservoirs with 2,100 Km length of pipeline network. Smt. G. Vijaya Lakshmi, Mayor, GHMC, Sri M. Dana Kishore, MD, HMWSSB and other officers participated in the press meet.
Sri K.T. Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for MA&UD hold the press conference at Dr. HCR HRDI on 23-09-2021 and informed the media stating that an amount of Rs.5,000Crs has been sanctioned by the Government for the installations of newly 31 STPs and construction of additional service reservoirs and other infrastructure facilities. The Minister hold the press conference along with Sri. Arvind Kumar, IAS, Principle Secretary, MA&UD, Sri. M. Dana Kishore, IAS Managing Director, HMWSSB and Smt. G. Vijaya Lakshmi, Mayor, GHMC.
The Minister has stated that Government of Telangana has accorded the financial sanction of Rs.5,000Crs in a single day is a history in the Government Administration and this amount will be utilized for strengthening the Hyderabad Sewerage and Drinking Water Network. While stating it is a good news for citizens of Hyderabad, the Minister has declared that 31 new Sewerage Treatment Plants (STPs) would be set up in GHMC limits for 100 percent sewage treatment. The Hyderabad city currently generated 1,950 MLD (Million Litres per Day) of sewage per day. Of this, 1,650 MLD was being generated within GHMC, while another 300 MLD was being generated within GHMC and ORR. However, there were currently 25 STPs in the city with a capacity of 772 MLD out of only 46.78 per cent of the total waste water is being treated and hence the installation of new STPs are required.
While thanking to the Chief Minster for sanctioning of such a huge amount for Hyderabad Urban Agglomeration issues, the Minister KTR said that, the installation of new STPs will not only meet the present requirement but also for the future needs as well. For this the HMWSSB has authorized Shah Consultants and had drawn up a master plan based on the report. It has been estimated that after 10 years, 1,950 MLD of waste water would be generated in GHMC. Once the 31 new STPs starts functioning in GHMC the Hyderabad will be the number one in all metro cities in terms of sewerage treatment.
The HMWSSB would construct additional service reservoirs with 137 MLD capacity and lay pipelines for 2,100 Km, as per the orders passed by the Government vide G.O.Rt. No.674.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS Managing Diretor, HMWSSB has instructed the officials to pay special attention for collection of bill arrears 100% according to the pipe sizes above 40MM by October end. In order to improve Revenue through monthly water bills, pending arrears, the Board has decided to go stringent action against the commercial defaulters. The MD has reviewed the revenue of non domestic / commercial defaulters on 22-09-2021 and targeted the officials to collect all dues by October end.
All the water connections are to be geo-tagged and remainders are to be send over phone. And exclusive mobile has to be developed for easy solutions. He suggested the officials to survey and register all the non domestic connection in the app only after visiting the field.
Beginning October 1, the HMWSSB will take over operations and maintenance (O&M) of the sewerage network on the city outskirts from GHMC, after the gap of a year. The corporation would pay the Board Rs.12 Crore per month for O&M, apart from handing over 24 airtech and 66 mini airtech machines. To maintain the 3,600 Km sewerage network with 3.36 lakh manholes, the board has estimated that it would need about 650 workers.
A crucial meeting with regard to this was held at the Water Board headquarters on Tuesday 21-09-2021, presided over by Managing Director M. Dana Kishore and GHMC Commissioner D.S. Lokesh Kumar.
The meeting discussed transfer of staff, vehicles, jetting machines and other equipment from GHMC to the Water Board, coordination between both the departments, grievance redress and other issues.
Sri K.T. Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minsiter for MA&UD has launched Health Insurance Scheme for HMWSSB employees at Pragathi Bhavan on 20-09-2021 and distributed the health cards to the employees in presence of Sri.Arvind Kumar, IAS, Principal Secretary, MA&UD, Sri M. Dana Kishore, Managing Director, HMWSSB, and other HMWSSB officers.
The health insurance scheme annual medical treatment to the tune of Rs.3 Lakh would be extended to employees and their families. To this effect, the government will be paying an annual premium of Rs.6.78 crore. This would be applicable to 3,609 permanent employees, 894 pensioners and 548 families receiving pension.
The health cards which is the dream of HMWSSB employees, so as to enable them to avail the scheme even to their dependents for medical treatment in more than 1,000 private hospitals.
The Hyderabad Water Board has made elaborative arrangements for not only supplying of drinking water but also to monitor and ratification of water leakages and sewerage overflows, inspecting of manholes covers and repairs if any. Sri. M. Dana Kishore,IAS Managing Director, HMWSSB has instructed the officials at a meeting held on 18-09-2021 in view of the Ganesh Procession scheduled on 19-09-2021 (Sunday) the sufficient man power has to be deployed at all the 119 Drinking Water Camps along the procession to quench the thirst of devotees attending the Ganesh Immersion. He told the officials to inspect the lids on the sewers along the Ganesh Shobha Ypasses and take steps to repair them immediately.
Based on the need, the measure are also to be taken to provide drinking water in drums too apart from sachets. The MD has stated that 119 Drinking Water Camps are to be set up across the city and to distribute 30.72 Lakh water sachets on occasion. The quality assurance teams of the Board must test the water quality from time to time and ensure that the chlorine levels in the water are in adequate quantities.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS Managing Director, HMWSSB has convened an emergency meeting on the 07th September 2021 and directed the authorities concerned to take all precautionary measures to ensure that the people do not have to worry about drinking water due to incessant rains. They must ensure that the drinking water shall not be polluted due to rains. In the wake of heavy rains for the last few days the Managing Director has directed the officials to take action to prevent any trouble to the citizens.
They should not be any sewerage overflows or overflowing manholes in the city. Arrangements must be made by distributing bleaching powder and chlorine tablets to avoid seasonal diseases if any. Consumers need not panic over getting mud water in the taps they should boil the drinking water and consume. Around 6.50 lakh chlorine tablets have been distributed in problematic areas he added. The officials have to collect water samples where contamination have occurred and resolve them on priority.
The Managing Director appealed the people not to open manhole covers at any cost and if any problem arises they can call to customer care 155 313.
In order to ensure safe sewer cleaning practices in HMWSSB jurisdiction area, Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has launched Safety Awareness programme Scheduled from 16.08.2021 to 30.08.2021 to all the Sewer Cleaning Workmen, Residential Welfare Association, Sewer Cleaning Machine Owners, Sewer Cleaning Contracting Agencies, HMWSSB Engineers, NGOs etc including Public Representatives.
The Managing Director has launched the programme at Siddartha Nagar Community Hall at Vengal Rao Nagar, on 16-08-2021 in presence of various public representatives, RWAs etc. Every worker has to aware about the importance and usage of safety equipment and toolkits. They must aware about the Standard Operative Procedures (SOP)s.
Following Press note is released by HMWSSB on instructions of Municipal Administration & Urban Development Dept., Govt. of Telangana.
1. In order to facilitate hassle free registration for 20 KL Free water scheme, HMWSSB has suspended issue of water cum sewerage bills for Domestic consumers up to 15-08-2021.
2. All the Domestic category consumers who can register /have registered prior to 15/8/2021 will get rebate upto 20 KL on water bills up to the month of Aug 2021.
3. To be eligible for the scheme, a consumer shall link Aadhaar and should have functional water meter on their connections (*Meters not required for domestic slum consumers).
4. For metered MSB and Bulk category connections, Consumers need to link Aadhaar flat /unit wise against their PTIN number, and benefit of 20KL per Flat /Unit will be given only to No .of flat /units which are linked against CAN on or before 15th Aug 2021.
5. All those consumers who will not register for free water supply by 15/8/2021, can also register for the scheme after 15/8/2021, but they will be served the water bill of the period from 1/12/2020 to 31/8/2021 without interest and have to pay the same in September 2021.
6. Aadhaar Registration can be done at Mee-Seva centers or at HMWSSB website ie www.hyderabadwater.gov.in
7. For more information can contact Customer care 155313.
Sri.K.T.Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for MA&UD has laid foundation for Rs.317.50 Crore STP to be constructed at Fathenagar on 17th July, 2021. The HMWSSB has proposed to construct 17 STPs at a total cost of Rs. 1280 crores to treat 60% of sewage generated. STPs are important to protect water bodies, including Musi River from sewerage pollution. KTR said that every day over 772 MLD of sewage water is being treated out of 1950 MLD is being produced and appealed the people not to throw garbage and plastic waste to prevent choking and overflowing. Sri M.Danakishore, Managing Director, HMWSSB said that it was after a gap of 14 years that the Board had taken up the plan to build 31 STPs with modern technology under the comprehensive sewerage Master Plan.
As heavy inflows into the Twin Reservoirs of Osman Sagar and Himayat sagar for the last few days, Sri Arvind Kumar, Principal Secretary, MA&UD accompanied Sri M.Danakishore, MD, HMWSSB visited the Reservoirs site and inspected the manually operated floodgates and had discussions on the future plans. As the Himayat sagar reached the full tank level of 1763.50 ft, the seven gates out of 17 are opened and released 2400 cusecs of water.
Regarding Osmansagar, 100 cusecs of water has been dischared through two flood gates since the inflows are remained constant. The Osman sagar flood gates are opened after a decade time of 2010. The officials said that they are keeping a close watch on the inflows and will be decide as per the inflows ratio.
Sri K.T. Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for MA&UD has launched a 40 KLD Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant of Nallacheruvu through Virtual on 17-07-2021 from People’s Plaza, Necklace Road, Hyderabad. This plant with a capacity to treat 40 Kilo Litres per Day (KLD) built by HMWSSB to recycle the Faecal Sludge Waste collected from Septic Tanks where underground Sewerage facility is not available. On occasion the Minister has flagged off 87 Septic Tank Cleaning Vehicles. The Water Board has crossed another milestone through the establishment of FSTP’s.
The FSTP’s will treat the waste collected from septic tanks of villages within the ORR. Earlier this Faecal Waste would be deposited in Lakes, Nala’s and other Water Bodies bring enormous harm to environment and public health. The Dial STP Tanker Cleaning Services are facilitated by calling 155313 / 14420. The vehicles operators have been trained by ASCI apart from providing them with uniforms and safety equipment. Hon’ble Ministers Sri Mahmood Ali, Sri T. Srinivas Yadav, Mayor GHMC and other Public Representative attended the function.
Sri M.Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has reviewed the progress and achievements on the Monsoon Action Plan, linkage of Adhar on 20KL free drinking water supply, Revenue collections at the meeting held with concerned officers in the Board Office on 30.6.2021.
Since the Monsoon season has already started and the field officers must ensure that no sewerage overflows shall be reported and they must supervise the all the Manholes if any are damaged and if so, the immediate repairs shall be attended. All the Manholes must be covered with safety grills and the Monsoon caution Boards must be displayed at all the water logging points and at the deeper Manhole points. The Emergency Response Teams must be available round the clock.
To take up the junction work on 1400mm dia MS Pumping Main of KDWSP Phase-III Ring main-I coming under alignment of SRDP fly over from SBI Bank to Archean Stone at Tolilchowki for facilitating the Construction of proposed flyover, a shutdown is proposed on 25.06.2021 from 10.00 PM to 26.06.2021 upto 10.00 PM.
Due to this shut down there will be no water supply for 24 hours from 10.00 PM on 25.06.2021 (Friday) to 10.00 PM on 26.06.2021 (Saturday) to the following areas:
HMWSSB request the consumers to use water conservatively to avoid inconvenience.
Sri M.Danakishore Managing Director, HMWSSB has instructed the Officials to arrange the water supply to the consumers within ORR limits on alternative days immediately from 18.6.2021. Earlier, the people living in ORR limits would get the water supply once in three or more days.
On the directions of Sri K.T. Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for MA&UD, the Managing Director has convened the meeting with all concerned officials and allocated 50 Million Liters per day extra, so as to enable to cover the water to 56, 000 consumers covering 193 villages within ORR limits. The extra water of 50 MLD will quench the thirst of 7 Municipal Corporations, 18 Municipalities, 17 Gram Panchayats.
Sri. M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB hold a meeting on the Monsoon Action Plan 2021 with concerned officials at Board office on 15.06.2021 for immediate measures to be attended and see that no damages shall be reported to the Board office.
The field officers must ensure that all the manholes are to be covered with safety grills and the entire ground level staff must be available all 24 hours in 3 shifts wearing the HMWSSB uniforms for immediate identification. The Emergency Response Team shall be deployed in all the Divisions round the clock to avoid SOFs. The Monsoon Caution Boards are to be displayed at every Water Logging points, Deep manholes. The complaints pertain to Sewerage Overflows and Water contamination must be attended from time to time to avoid the water –borne diseases if any. The Manholes of about 10,120 which were above the Road level are already got streamlined by spending an amount of Rs 8 crores prior to the Monsoon.
The Managing Director also instructed the field staff must wear the Masks and Sanitizers duly followed the COVID Pandemic precautionary measures. Proper publicity must be given to call customer care number 155313. The Executive Director Directors, CGMs, GMs attended the meeting.
The Government has announced 20 KL per month free water scheme vide MA & UD Dept G.O Ms No: 211 Dt.02.12.2020 as per which the domestic consumers within the GHMC jurisdiction will be eligible for 20KL free water per month provided the consumers have a working meter to their connections and link their Aadhaar numbers to the Consumer Account Numbers(CANs) of HMWSSB; the scheme has commenced from December 2020 but a window period from December-2020 to April-2021 was allowed to facilitate the meter fixing and Aadhaar linking to become eligible for the 20,000 Liters free water; however the Domestic-Slum consumers were exempt from fixing of meters.
As on 14-06-2021 total 4,06,508 connections are eligible for 20 KL Free Water Supply Scheme which is around 41 % of total 9,73,977 connections. Thereby, benefitting around 8,24,000 households. This progress was made possible due to several efforts made by HMWSSB and interest shown by the people, as explained below:
Initiatives taken up by HMWSSB to encourage registration for the Free Water Supply Scheme:
The Government has issued guidelines for empanelment of metering agencies towards easing the process of meter fixing; accordingly the Board has empanelled agencies for meter fixing in 14 O&M Divisions and has published the details on the Board website, along with the meter specifications. The consumers were allowed to either get the meters fixed through the empanelled agencies or could procure the meters conforming to the specifications, duly informing the field level officers of the meter fixing particulars or update through online portal so as to record the meter details in the database.
The consumers pertaining to Domestic-Individual, Domestic-Multi Storeyed Apartment complexes, Colonies/Bulk-Domestic have been duly facilitated to link Aadhaar through a mobile application capturing bio-metric through finger print scanners OR through online portal www.hyderabadwater.gov.in OR through Mee-Seva centers as well. HMWSSB personnel have taken up door to door visits for linkage of CAN and Adhaar using Finger print scanners to Domestic Slum Connections. However, due to increase in COVID-19 cases and subsequent restrictions, door-door visits have been stopped and online seeding of Aadhaar numbers is encouraged.
The Board has set up Customer Relationship Management (CRM cell) at Head Office on 155313 with 30 lines (both inbound and out-bound seats); Made available HMWSSB Whatsapp Chatbot on 9154170968 to address customer queries and to educate customers about the scheme. Corrections in the Names and Telephone number of connections were also allowed on HMWSSB website. Consumers have been communicated about the scheme through SMS, social media, Telephonic updates, FM radio, posters/hoardings in prominent places.
In this regard, HMWSSB seeks to clarify through this press note few concerns and doubts frequently raised through print and social media by general public to resolve their doubts and encourage them to register for Free Water Scheme -
Consumers can contact 155313 customer care for further clarifications on scheme applicability.
The HMWSSB has organized the Vaccination Programme for COVID Pandemic for the above age of 18 plus at Goshamahal HMWSSB Hospital. Around 780 people of permanent and outsourcing employees got vaccinated on 02-06-2021. On occasion the MD, HMWSSB and Sri D. Sridhar Babu, Director (P&A) appealed all the employees working on Air-tech Machines, Sewerage Workers including all other frontline workers of HMWSSB must get the 100% vaccination without any further delay.
Sri Abdul Khadar, CGM(P&A) has informed that the COVID vaccination for HMWSSB for the above age group of 45+ has already completed last month in May 2021. The Second Dose of vaccination for the 45+ will be administered in due course of time.
The HMWSSB has celebrated the Telangana State Formation Day by hoisting the National Flag at Board office on 2nd June 2021. Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has hoisted the Tri- Colour Flag in presence of various officers and staff attended on occasion. Various officers spoke about the achievements of the Board during the last 7 years after Telangana Government has formed.
A Coordination Committee meeting between HMWSSB and GHMC held at HMWSSB Board Office on 29-02-2021 and discussed on the ongoing SRDP works, ROB, FOB and Pipeline laying works. The Managing Director, HMWSSB has instructed the both Departments for joint inspections together and complete the works at an early date.
Sri. M. Dana Kishore, Managing Director, HMWSSB, Smt. Saroja Rani, Dutt Panth from GHMC and other senior officers participated in the meeting.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has inaugurated the one week orientation programme on 26-04-2021 to the newly recruited managers at Board office through virtual. On occasion, the Managing Director has stated that the Manager post in HMWSSB is very important to work at the ground level. He has to maintain good relations with Consumers, Local Public Representatives like Municipal Corporator’s, MLA’s and with various Residents. Water is essence for life and the managers are to see that no one should suffer without water. They must be available to the public and solve the problems immediately like Sewerage Flow, Pollution, Leakages and so many. Every manager has to feel proud working in HMWSSB. Dr. M. Satyanarayana, Executive Director and other Directors participated in the occasion.
On the instruction of Sri. K.T. Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for MA&UD started an exclusive health camp for COVID Vaccination for HMWSSB staff for above 45 years age at Goshamahal Circle office. Sri D. Sridhar Babu, Director (P&A) has started the camp and said that all the staff of HMWSSB who are the frontline workers and having above 45 years including outsourcing employees are to make use of this opportunity. The employees working from 1-7 Divisions of HMWSSB are attended in large scale and got vaccinated on the day. Sri Abdul Khader, CGM(P&A) and others participated.
The HMWSSB has celebrated the 130th Birthday celebrations of Dr. B.R Ambedkar at Board office on 14-04-2021. Dr. M. Satyanarayana, ED, HMWSSB has garlanded the photograph and offered tributes along with HMWSSB staff. Members from Jalamandali SC / ST Welfare Association participated in the occasion.
The HMWSSB has celebrated the 195th Birthday celebrations of Mahatma Jyothi Rao Pule on 11-04-2021 wherein the Managing Director has garlanded the photograph and paid tributes. Sri Jyothi Rao Pule was struggled hard against Un-touchability and Child Marriages. Education is only the tool for the development of an individual irrespective of caste, creed and religion. On occasion, the staff from HMWSSB and Association members from BC Welfare attended.
Sri K.T. Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for MA&UD has handed over the appointment letters to the 93 newly recruited Managers in HMWSSB at a held on 08-04-2021 at Dr. MCR HRDI, Hyderabad in presence of Sri Arvind Kumar, Principal Secretary of MAUD, Sri M. Dana Kishore, MD, HMWSSB and other officers. On occasion the Minister said, since State formation the Telangana Government given top priority to employment and maintaining transparency in recruitment for government jobs. About 1.3 lakh vacancies were filled in the government sector and another 15 lakh jobs were created in the private sector by attracting investors into the State. The selection process in HMWSSB was transparent and said that “Just as you have achieved your job without giving a single rupee, you should work without taking even one rupee and with honesty. Take the job as a challenge and work for the growth of the Water Board”.
The HMWSSB has celebrated the 114th Birthday celebrations of Dr. Babu Jagjivan Ram, the then Dy. Prime Minister of India on 05-04-2021. On the occasion, the MD, HMWSSB has garlanded the photograph and offered tributes. Various officers and SC / ST Employees Welfare Association members participated and paid tributes.
A team of 8 newly recruited IAS trainee officers 2019 batch visited HMWSSB office on 31-03-2021 for one day orientation. The Managing Director, HMWSSB has clarified about various section and the job chart that is being implemented by HMWSSB everyday.
Supplying of pure and safe drinking water after chlorination for about 1 crore people upto the ORR limits on one side and the treatment of sewerage water and releasing into Musi river on the other side are two hand in hand of HMWSSB. The Water Transportation from Krishna and Godavari Sources, Pumping and Lifting, Transmission and Distribution, Chlorination, Treatment, Operation and Maintenance are some of the key elements in the day to day job charts of every employee in HMWSSB.
The Sewerage Jetting Machines introduced for the first time in HMWSSB are appreciated by Prime Minister office. The HMWSSB has got ISO certification for providing safety drinking water among all cosmopolitan cities like Delhi, Bombay, Chennai etc.
The Managing Director, HMWSSB in the meeting held on 25-03-2021 on the progress of 20 KL Free Drinking Water has stated that the Government has given 30-04-2021 as last date for Aadhaar Linkages and hence all the HMWSSB staff are to speed up the process. A total of 500 teams have been engaged to work at the ground level by visiting house to house for Aadhaar Linkage and also for fixing of new meters. Out of 7,64,568 connections in domestic category only 152588 connections have only completed Aadhaar Linkage and out of 22111 Bulk / MSB connections only 1594 are linked with Aadhaar. This shows very poor performance at the ground level and hence all the staff from Excutive Director level to Manager level are to work hard and speed up the process before last date.
The Institute of Engineers, Khairatabad has organized World Water Day celebrations on 22-03-2021 wherein Sri M. Dana Kishore, MD, HMWSSB has participated as chief guest. He said that Water has to be utilized judiciously and not to waste the precious water as so many countries are facing acute water shortage for drinking. The countries like Singapore and Israel are having less water resources but using them judiciously.
The visionary Chief Minister of Telangana State has given top importance for water not only by raising the levels of Groundwater through Mission Kakatiya but also 99% of the villages in the Telangana State are getting drinking water through Mission Bhagiratha. Kaleshwaram Project is one of the largest lift irrigation in the Asia cultivating lakhs of acres in the Telangana State.
The Government of Telangana has sanctioned many more projects like Keshavapur and Sunkishala for providing drinking water to the Hyderabad city so as to avoid shortage of drinking water in near future. Dr. G. Rameshwar Rao from Institute of Engineers and others senior officers from HMWSSB are participated in the event.
On the occasion of the World Water Day on 22-03-2021 the HMWSSB in coordination with NGOs and Public Representatives has rejuvenated 1000 Rainwater Harvesting Structures located across the city. Sri T. Srinivas Yadav, Hon’ble Minister for Animal Husbandry along with MLA’s, MLC’s are participated in the event. The rejuvenation of RWH Structures will be continued till 15th May 2021 before arrival of monsoon.
The Elets organization in coordination with Ministry of Jal Shakti Abhiyan and Namami Gange Mission conducted the 2nd National Water and Sanitation Innovation Summit on 18-03-2021 and awarded “Excellence Award” to HMWSSB Theme Park in the Category of “Innovation in the Rainwater Harvesting by the District”. The award ceremony was held through virtual from New Delhi in view of COVID Pandemic. The Theme Park was inaugurated on 18-10-2018 by arranging 42 types of Rainwater Harvesting Methods. This is the 2nd Theme Park in India after Banglore.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has reviewed the progress of 20 KL Free Water Supply Scheme with all ED, Directors and CGM’s on 09-03-2021. A Biometric equipment will be supplied to each section for Aadhaar Linkages so as to enable every meter reader to visit house to house by carrying the equipment for easy process. The Managing Director has instructed that every Manager has to install 300 new meters by identifying connection without meters. The Scheme will be applicable only from the data of new meters installation.
International Women’s Day in HMWSSB was celebrated in a grand gala on 08-03-2021 organized by women employees of HMWSSB. Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB along with actress Smt.Roja Ramani and Smt.Satyavani, Social Activist lightening the lamp on the occasion. Women are serving in different roles and leading a successful life as Mothers, Sisters, Wife’s, Employee’s in the society.
The 53rd Indian Water Works Association (IWWA) Annual Convention was held at Shilpa Kala Vedika, Madhapur on 05-3-2021. Sri Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, Hon’ble Speaker TSLA has inaugurated the convention by lightening the lamp. On occasion the speaker has elaborated about the various water related schemes that are being implemented by the newly created Telangana State. Mission Kakatiya, Mission Bhagiratha, Kaleshwaram Project are among them. The Chief Minister has also sanctioned 20,000 litres Free Drinking Water Supply to every domestic and slums areas in the Hyderabad City. Dr. M. Satyanarayana, Executive Director of HMWSSB was elected as new chairman of IWWA for the year 2021-22.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has reviewed the progress of 20 KL Free Water Drinking Supply Scheme and the ongoing Aadhaar Linkage process on 13-02-2021. The water meters those who doesn’t have must get fixed the new water meters to avail the scheme. The HMWSSB has provided the orientation to all the water meter readers for arranging the newly water meters by visiting house to house.
A Team of 22 Municipal Commissioners and Senior Officers from Andhra Pradesh State Municipal and Urban Development department (APSMUD) visited Rain Water Harvesting Theme Park of HMWSSB as a part of their study tour on 02-02-2021. The team lead by Sri Sampath Kumar, IAS, MD, APSMUD and Smt. Srujana, IAS Vizag Municipal Commissioner. The Officers were explained them about 42 types of Rainwater Harvesting methods which are located in the RWH Theme Park. Later they visited the Sewerage Treatment Plant at Amberpet accompanied by Dr. M. Satyanarayana, Executive Director, HMWSSB.
As the T.S.Transco availing power shut down on bulk load feeders at 132KV substations at Kodandapur, Nasarlapally and Godakondla in Nalgonda District for replacement of damaged CT’s and PT’s and maintenance of bus feeders to maintain uninterrupted power supply to HMWS&SB pumping stations. Due to this there will be power shut down from 10.00 am to 4.00pm on Monday the 8th March 2021.
There will be short water supplies on Monday the 08.03.2021 under Krishna Ph-I,II & III commanding area reservoirs as follows:
Santhosh nagar, Vinay nagar, Saidabad, Asmangadh, Yakutpura, Mahboob mansion, Narayanaguda, Boggulakunta, Adikmet, Shivam, Chilkalguda, Riayasath nagar, Aliabad, Miralam, BN Reddy nagar, Autonagar, Vanasthalipuram, Maruthinagar, Elugutta, Habsiguda, Nacharam, Boduppal, Tarnaka, Lalapet, Marredpally, Cantonment, MES, Prakahnagar, Mekalamandi, Balapur, Maisaram, Sahebnagar, Mailardevpally, Bandlaguda, PDP, Golden Heights, Suleman Nagar, 9No. Bhojagutta, Allabanda, Gandhamguda, Asifnagar, Prashasan nagar, Madhapur and Shaikpet reservoirs.
HMWSSB request the consumers to use water conservatively to avoid inconvenience.
HMWSSB has celebrated the 72nd Republic Day at Board office in a grand manner. Sri.M.Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB unfold the Tri-Colour National Flag along with the Board staff. Since the Government has declared the 20 KL Free Drinking Water Supply to Hyderabad Citizens, all the Board employees are to work rigorously and implement the scheme successfully, said the MD on occasion. All the Senior Officers and Board Employees are participated in the Republic Day Celebrations.
As per the guidelines issued by Government all Domestic-Slum, Domestic-Individual, Domestic- Multi Storeyed Building(MSB)/Bulk connections are eligible for 20 KL (20000 liters) free water supply once they link their Customer Account Numbers (CAN) with Aadhaar as per G.O.Ms. No.211, MA&UD (MA) Department, Dt: 02-12-2020.
Further, Domestic-Slum connections are NOT required to fix meters for availing the scheme, however, other Domestic-Individual, Domestic-MSB/Bulk connections shall get "Functional Meters Fixed" to their connections for scheme eligibility.
15mm Size – Meter cost Rs.1100-00
GST @ 18 % Rs. 198-00
Fixing charges Rs. 200-00
20mm Size – Meter Cost Rs.1650-00
GST @ 18% Rs. 297-00
Fixing charges Rs. 200-00
Presently, 1 Lakh meters are available for supply by all the agencies put together. The agencies will take up further manufacture of meters in due course.
Billing: Domestic Slum connections whose Aadhaar authentication is completed, are eligible for 20 KL FWS with effect from 01.12.2020.
For CANs with functional meters as on 01.12.2020 AND whose Aadhaar authentication is completed From 01-04-2021 Free Water Rebate Bills will be issued "with effect from 01.12.2020", for all 4 months at once to all Domestic-Individual/MSB/Bulk consumers, dividing the readings for the 4 months. If consumption is beyond 20 KL per month, bill will be charged for such excess consumption.
However, the scheme will continue to be in force after 01.04.2021 and the consumers can avail 20 KL free water rebate from the date they fix functional meter and complete Aadhaar authentication.
Sri.K.T.Rama Rao garu Hon’ble Minister for MA&UD has launched the 20 KL Free Drinking Water Supply Scheme on 12th January 2021 in presence of various Ministers and Peoples Representatives at SPR Hills, Rehmat Nagar, Hyderabad.
The Scheme will benefit over 9 lakh households in the city. Despite financial constraints in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the Chief Minister has declared the scheme with commitment towards the welfare of the Poor and Needy.
The Rs. 500/- Crore burden arising due to the implementation of the scheme will be borne by the Government, said Minister KTR.
Domestic consumers need not pay water bill for using less than 20,000 litres water per month. For water use above 20,000 litres, consumers have to pay a tariff as per meter reading. All eligible customers of the scheme are required to link their Aadhaar Card to their CAN numbers, said the Minister on occasion.
When other metro cities like Chennai suffering from scarcity of drinking water and the same was being transported through trains from far-off places, it is due to the farsightedness of CM KCR that Hyderabad was not facing such problems, the Minister said. Hyderabad is being supplied safe drinking water with great efforts of HMWSSB from River Godavari and Krishna and various projects like Ring Main and Keshavapuram that are being taken up to ensure that there will not be any shortage of drinking water till 2048, said Minister Sri KT Rama Rao.
Sri K.T.Rama Rao garu, Hon’ble Minister for MA&UD has inaugurated the twin reservoirs of 5.0 ML capacity (2.5 ML each) at Vasavi Nagar zone in LB Nagar circle on 9th January 2021. The reservoirs are constructed at a cost of Rs.9.42 Crore which could serve 15,900 tap connections benefiting a population of 88,000 of Maruthi Nagar, Pahinigiri Colony, Ramalingeshwara Colony, Vinayaka Nagar, Satya Nagar, Ratna Nagar, Vasavi Colony, Alkapuri, Mohan Nagar, Sowbhagyapuram, Vijayapuri Colony, New Nagole and nearby Colonies in the LB Nagar Circle.
The “Sheer Wall Shaft’’ Technology has been used in the construction of these two Twin Reservoirs. This technology generally will be used in the huge building structures.
Hon’ble Minister Sri.CH. Malla Reddy along with local MLA Sri.Sudheer Reddy, Mayor and Dy. Mayor participated in the programme.
The Jalamandali Engineers Association (JEA) of HMWSSB organized the New Year Celebrations of 2021 in the Board Office on 02-01-2021 wherein Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has released the New Year Diary published by JEE. On occasion the Board employees observed two-minute silence in memory of the deaths of HMWSSB staff during Covid-19 period.
The Managing Director, HMWSSB has stated that the Board employees are to work with devotion and put their efforts to reach the goals of the Board in the New Year 2021. The staff working in HMWSSB should feel proud that they are providing safe drinking water to lakhs of people living in twin cities.