Telangana National Integration Day was celebrated at Board office on 17-09-2023. Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB unveiled the tricolor National flag on the occasion. All the Directors, CGMs, GMs, Employees and others participated in this program.
Five people got jobs under compassionate appointment of the employees who died in service in the Board. Mohammad Abdul Khader, CGM(P&A) handed over the appointment letters to the newly appointed 5 people on 16-09-2023 at the Board office. On this occasion, he wished them all the best and advised them to work hard and bring good name to the board.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS Managing Director, HMWSSB along with the concerned officials inspected the Fathenagar STP on 12-09-2023 and instructed the authorities to complete the construction works at Fatehnagar STP by the end of September and get it ready for inauguration.
The MD said the Hon'ble Minister for MA&UD Sri K.T. Rama Rao laid the foundation stone of the first STP of capacity of 133 MLDs here. The MD has instructed the officials that the construction works of internal roads and CC roads should be accelerated and complete the transformer and cabling work for power supply as soon as possible. Gardening and landscape should be undertaken for beautification and to take strict safety measures at the work site.
The HMWSSB vigilance officials have booked criminal cases against three people who illegally took water connections on 11-09-2023. Coming to the details P. Satyanarayana, T. Tirupati and Sridhar of NIN Colony under O&M Division 19, Medipally Section took illegal water connections of size 20 mm without the permission of the authorities. During the inspections of the HMWSSB vigilance officers this matter came to light and criminal cases under IPC section 430 of HMWSSB Act was registered against them at the local Medipally police station.
The HMWSSB officials have warned that criminal cases will be registered against the people who take illegal water connections without the permission of the authorities and anyone who finds illegal water connections or those who take domestic connection and use it for commercial purposes to inform the HMWSSB Vigilance Team on 9989998100, 9989992268 phone numbers.
HMWSSB officials have warned that strict action will be taken if manhole covers are opened during the monsoon. The instructions have been given to avoid any accidents during the period of rainy season.
The HMWSSB has already taken all kinds of precautionary measures during the monsoon like fixing of Safety grills on more than 22 thousand deeper and were sealed with covers and colored with red marks. Emergency Response Team (ERT), Monsoon Safety Team (MST) and Safety Protocol Team (SPT) were deployed with Protective equipment at the field level.
Each section is monitored by a sewer inspector, who oversees the manholes in their jurisdiction. They conduct field inspections early morning and coordinate with GHMC officials to clear blockages and waterlogged areas in any as required.
In case of any issues with manhole covers damaged or found to be open, the public is appealed to call on the HMWSSB customer care number at 155313 or contact their near local ward offices.
Under HMWSSB ACT - 1989 of Section 74 any citizen or unauthorized person open or remove the lid of a manhole without the permission of the authorities is punishable offense and criminal cases booked against culprits.
Training to the workers:
HMWSSB conducts safety training for sanitation workers every week on how to work in emergency situations. In these programs they are being trained on the performance of safety devices, how to use them, and all the precautions to be taken in sanitation work as per SOP guidelines.
Wide Publicity in the Media:
Further, the HMWSSB conducts extensive public awareness campaigns through various media channels about proper sewage management practices during the monsoon, emphasizing the do's and don'ts.
Sri Kaloji Narayan Rao, a public poet and freedom fighter who fought against the Nizam's autocratic rule, birth anniversary celebrated at HMWSSB Board office on 09-09-2023. Officials, employees and staff paid tributes to Kaloji's portrait with garlands.
Due to the incessant rains for two days, the twin reservoirs of Himayatsagar and Osmansagar are getting heavy inflow. As a result, the two gates of both the reservoirs were raised by 2 feet at 8 am in the morning and the water was released downstream on 05-09-2023.
Later, as the flood level increased by the afternoon, the gates height was lifted accordingly. 4000 cusecs of inflow is coming to Himayat Sagar and 4120 cusecs of water is being released through another 4 gates. Similarly the inflow of 1600 cusecs comning to Osman Sagar and 1380 cusecs of flood water is being released through another 4 gates. In total, 5600 cusecs of inflow is coming to the two reservoirs, and 5500 cusecs of outflow is being released into the Musi river through 12 gates.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, MD, HMWSSB instructed the officers of HMWSSB and concerned departments to be vigilant about the Musi catchment areas.
Sri.M.Dana Kishore, Managing Director, IAS, HMWSSB planted saplings at Himayatsagar Park on 26-08-2023 as part of the Plantation of One Crore Saplings program on occasion of ‘Swatantra Bharat Vajrotsavalu’ celebrations.
The MD said that HMWSSB is focusing in sapling and protecting the forest species trees in the Miyawaki method and have already planted saplings in all the premises of the Board offices by following the procedure to plant more saplings in less area. He said that due to the cultivation of plants, the rainfall is increased along with clean air and the greenery will increase decreasing the hot temperature in the city.
The MD also said that the mini forest created by HMWSSB earlier in the premises of Water Treatment Plants at Mallaram, Kondapaka, Kodandapur, and at the Osmansagar, Himayatsagar reservoir premises, and at the Amberpet STP premises and other areas by planting 10,000 saplings of Miyawaki method. The saplings planted include Raavi, Badam, Allaneredu, Kanuga, Aegisa, Amla, Tani, Guava, Sampangi, Sitafal, Boruga, Jitregi, Bamboo, Nemalinara, Moduga, Ippa, Marri, Bahinia, Maddi, Chintaditar etc.
All the HMWSSB Directors, Senior officers, HMWSSB Plantation Cell officers and others participated in the program.
The HMWSSB vigilance officials have registered a criminal case on 23-08-2023 against a person who took 50 mm size water connection without the permission of the authorities and using the water for the construction purpose.
Coming to the details P. Srinivas resident of Plot No. 853, Road No.44, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad under O&M Division 6 took a 50 mm size water connection without any permission from the water board authorities and using the water for the building construction requirements. As part of the investigation by the HMWSSB vigilance officials, it was found that it was an illegal connection. As a result, a criminal case under IPC sections 269, 430, 379 and the Prevention of Damage to Public Property (PDPP) Act has been registered against the owner at the Jubilee Hills police station.
On the occasion, the HMWSSB have warned that criminal cases will be registered against people taking illegal water connections without the permission of the authorities and anyone who finds illegal water connections or those who take domestic connection and use it for commercial purposes to inform the HMWSSB Vigilance Team on 9989998100, 9989992268 and cooperate with the Board.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS Managing Director, HMWSSB inspected Fateh Nagar, Pedda Cheruvu, Nalla Cheruvu and Nagol STPs along with the concerned officials on 22-08-2023 and instructed the concerned officials to prepare the STPs for trail run which are under final stage of construction.
He inspected the inlet, outlet and pipe line expansion works. While completing the civil works of SBR, PTU, Internal roads, landscaping, lighting and other works and instructed to fastening the work and complete quickly for trial run of all the above STPs.
Since Nagole STP (capacity of 320 MLDs) is large in area, he authorities are advised to study the feasibility of constructing a theme park related to water conservation and waste water management in this STP premises. A proposal has also to be made for constructing an indoor auditorium to enable students and enthusiasts to understand about STPs, who are studying sewage treatment plant process and other aspects.
Presently 1650 MLD of sewage is being generated daily in the GHMC area and out of 772 MLD of sewage is being treated through the existing 25 STPs and to treat remaining 878 MLD of sewage, the state government has taken up the construction of 31 new sewage treatment plants at a cost of Rs.3,866.41 crores through HMWSSB.
After completion of these 31 STPs, the sewage problem in the city will be solved treating 1282 MLD of sewage daily through advanced sequencing batch reactor technology.
The HMWSSB has bagged various prestigious awards at National and State level this year apart from another prestigious award from "The Energy and Environment Foundation (EEF)" in the category of “Global Innovation in Water Technology – 2023”. The jury announced the award results on 01-08-2023 and their joy for the implementation of new technologies, policies in HMWSSB and supplying quality drinking water to millions of people. Dr. Anil Garg, CEO of EEF Foundation, Delhi wrote a letter to Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS Managing Director, HMWSSB and informed about the results.
The award is given for creating and implementing new policies, advanced technologies in drinking water supply and waste water management, IT and Revenue related issues in HMWSSB.
The award ceremony will be held on August 25 at the Dr. BR Ambedkar International Center, New Delhi. The jury requested the MD to participate in the two-day international conference on Renewable Energy, Water, Waste to Wealth Management to be held on the occasion of award ceremony event.
The Amberpet STP received ISO certification in 3 categories:
1. Environmental Management System - ISO14001-2015:
For the Management of Waste Water Treatment
2. Quality Management - ISO 9001-2015:
For the Quality Standards being followed in the sewagetreatment at the plants
3. Occupational Health and Safety Management– ISO 45001-2018:
For the precautionary measures that are being taken for the health of the workers surrounding population.
Presently there are 25 STPs in Hyderabad city. The total capacity of these are 772 MLDs. Out of these, 20 STPs are being managed by HMWSSB, through which 95 percent of the sewage of 714 MLDs is being treated. In the treatment process, pH, BOD, CVOD, TSS and other parameters are being monitored through Online Continuous Effluent Monitoring System Technology (OCEMS).
D. Sridhar Babu, Director Projects, VL Praveen Kumar, Director Revenue, M. Sujatha, CGM STP Circle -1, S. Subrahmanyam, GM STP Div -1 handed over these ISO certificates to Sri M. Dana Kishore, MD, HMWSSB at Board office on 31-07-2023. The MD congratulated the all the concerned officers, employees and staff and expressed his happiness for getting the ISO certification in all 3 categories.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS Managing Director, HMWSSB along with Dr. M. Satyanarayana, ED, D. Sridhar Babu, Director Projects, CGMs and other officials inspected Fatehnagar, Khajakunta, Miyapur - Patel Pond STPs on 31-07-2023. The MD instructed the officials and construction agency to speed up the work by increasing the number of workers along with other related men and machinery to speed up the Inlet, Outlet, clamping of machines, electrical works and all should be done in parallel and complete the construction of STPs within the stipulated time with quality standards in the works and special arrangements are to be done to prevent odour from the STPs constructed near the residences using new technology.
1650 Million Gallons of sewage is generated daily in the GHMC area. Already 772 million gallons of sewage is being treated through 25 STPs and for the remaining 878 million gallons of sewage, the state government has taken up the construction of 31 new Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) with advanced Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) technology in 5 circles in 3 packages at a cost of Rs.3,866.41 crores.
1) In Package-I, 8 STPs will be set up in Alwal, Malkajgiri, Kapra, Uppal circle areas at a cost of Rs.1230.21 crore. Through these, 402.50 MLDs of sewage will be treated.
2) In Package-II, 6 STPs will be set up in Rajendranagar and LB Nagar circle areas at a cost of Rs.1355.33 crores. 480.50 MLD of sewage is treated here.
3) In Package-III, 17 STPs will be set up at a cost of Rs.1280.87 crore in Kukatpally, Quthbullapur, Serilingampally circle areas and 376.5 MLD of sewage will be treated here.
Once these 31 STPs are constructed, the Hyderabad will become the first city in India to treat 100% sewage.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB along with the officials visited various rain affected areas in the city to monitor the operations at the field level like Nilofar Hospital and Bazar Ghat areas in Lakdikapool on 27-07-2023.
The MD instructed the officials to take all the precautions measures like collecting number of water samples for testing and later water should be supplied to the consumers. Chlorine should also be kept in adequate quantity to distribute chlorine tablets in the required areas.
Also MD has instructed the officials to take preventive measures to arrest sewage overflow on the roads using the Airtech machines and Mini sewer jetting machines and the waste (silt) taken from manholes should immediately be removed. And the staff working at the field level should wear all protective gears at work. The Emergency Response Teams (ERT) staff should be available round the clock.
The MD appealed the citizens not to open the lids on the manholes under any circumstances and to remain cautious while going on the roads.
Heavy rains for the past few days have led to large-scale flood water entering the twin reservoirs of Himayat Sagar and Osman Sagar (Gandipet). On 21-07-2023 the two gates of Himayat Sagar reservoir were lifted 2 feet height and water was released down streams. Due to the flood water coming from the upper streams, the two gates of Osman Sagar reservoir also lifted by one feet and the water released to downstream on 26-07-2023.
1. Himayat Sagar:
Last year, due to heavy rains, two reservoirs got heavy flood water as a result, water from both the reservoirs was released downstream on 10th July 2022. Later, due to rainy conditions, all the gates were closed on October 26. This year two gates were raised on July 21 this year. At present 1200 cusecs of flood water continues to flow into the reservoir. Both gates are lifted by one foot and 1350 cusecs of water is released downstream.
2. Osman Sagar (Gandipet):
The gates were raised on July 10 2022 when the water level of Osman Sagar reservoir reached 1785.80 feet and released the water to down streams. This year two gates were raised on 26-07-2023. At present, 800 cusecs of flood water is coming to the reservoir.. 216 cusecs of water is released into the Musi.
As the gates of the twin reservoirs (Himayat Sagar-2, Osman Sagar-2 gates) are being lifted, about 1566 cusecs of flood water is being released into the Musi river below, Sri M. Dana Kishore, MD, HMWSSB has directed all the concerned HMWSSB officials, Local Administrative Bodies, GHMC and Police Officials to be on high alert due to heavy floods.
The twin reservoirs of Himayat Sagar and Osman Sagar are receiving flood water due to the heavy rains from upper streams as a result, the two gates of the Himayat Sagar reservoir out of 17 were lifted and raised by one foot to release the flood water downstream on 21-07-2023.
Currently, there is an inflow of 1200 cusecs and an outflow of 700 cusecs at Himayat Sagar. On the other hand, 700 cusecs of water is coming to Osman Sagar (Gandipet) reservoir. The full water level of Himayat Sagar is 1790 feet and is currently the water level reached 1785.15 feet.
The MD, HMWSSB Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS instructed the concerned HMWSSB officials and local bodies of Hyderabad and Rangareddy districts, GHMC and police officials to be alert to tackle the situation.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB held a teleconference with the all the Board Directors, CGMs, GMs, DGMs and other officials at Board office on 21-07-2023. He reviewed the rain situation and directed the officials to double the water quality tests that are currently being done from today.
The respective DGMs should check the operations of sewer jetting machines for removal of flood water in flooded areas and to resolve the complaints about sewage overflows and give priority solving the problem of chokages at public premises.
The officials were instructed to monitor the deep manholes and sewage overflowing areas time to time and appropriate action should be taken and the workers at the field level must wear protective gears like helmets, gloves, gum boots and other protective measures at the work sites.
The chlorine tablets should be distributed in flood affected areas by the Quality Analysis Wing in coordination with GHMC and police officials.
Due to heavy rains for last two days, the MD, HMWSSB Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, a reviewed with the officials on the situation at Board office on 20-07-2023.
The MD instructed the officials to take all kinds of preventive measures to tackle the situation, for this, the Emergency Response Teams (ERT) and SPT vehicles are to work standby. The vulnerable points like frequent sewage overflows are to be identified in addition to pay special attention in quality of drinking water supplied and special measures should be taken to prevent the water contamination and to ensure that there is adequate amount of chlorine in the drinking water.
HMWSSB has already set up around 16 ERT teams in the city, each team consists of five personnel and other essential equipment. Special vehicles have also been arranged to dewater the flood water from the stagnant areas. Apart from this, another 16 mini air tech vehicles have also been made available round the clock.
Installation of Safety Grills on Manholes:
The MD has also instructed that covers and safety grills are mandatory on manholes. The safety grilles have already been installed for more than 22 thousand manholes. The HMWSSB and GHMC will monitor the water logging points regularly and remove the waste (silt) taken from the manholes from time to time. Caution boards should be installed at flooded manholes and see that there are sewage supervisors near the deep manholes and the personnel working in the field must have protective equipment available.
The MD appealed to people not to open the lids of manholes under any circumstances, opening the lids of manholes is a crime under Section 74 of the Water Board Act, and if they are violated, criminal cases will be registered. If the manhole cover is destroyed or found to be left open anywhere, please call the customer care number of HMWSSB on 155313 and give information.
Sri K.T. Rama Rao, Hon'ble Minister for MA&UD inaugurated the first newly constructed Sewage Treatment Plant of 15 MLD capacity at Kokapet built at a cost of 41 crores on 01-07-2023 and said soon other new STPs will be made available in phases so as to enable the Hyderabad to become the first city to have 100 percent sewage treatment in the country and reminded that no city in the country is treating even 40 percent of sewage. The Minister said that around 2000 MLD of sewage is being produced in Hyderabad every day.
He expressed confidence that the government has started a total of 31 new STPs with a capacity of 1259 MLD at a total cost of Rs.3866 crores and all the STPs will be treated 100 percent of the sewage in Hyderabad by the end of September. No metro city in this country has done 100% sewage treatment.. Thanks to the Telaganaa Chief Minister Sri K. Chardrashekar Rao garu for taking that risk, and congratulations to the HMWSSB for successfully completing the visions of the government.
Further, the Minister stated that 11 lakh families are getting benefited free drinking water supply up to 20,000 liters per month and the government had spent so far Rs.850 crores for this purpose. Before commencing of the meeting the Minster has viewed the photo exhibition related to the STP projects and inquired about the details.
Smt. Sabitha Indra Reddy, Minister for Education, Sri Prakash Goud, MLA Rajendra Nagar, Ranjith Reddy, MP, Shambirpoor Raju, MLC, Rangareddy Zilla Parishad Chairperson Anita Harnath Reddy, Sri Arvind Kumar, Special Chief Secretary for MA&UD, Sri M. Dana Kishore, MD, HMWSSB, Dr. M. Satyanarayana, Executive Director along with other senior officials participated in the program.
Details of STP project
The state government has taken up 31 new STPs in Hyderabad city few months back and all the STPs are nearing completion. Currently, 1950 million gallons of sewage is generated daily within Hyderabad Urban Agglomeration. Out of this 1650 million gallons is generated in GHMC area. Already 772 million gallons of sewage is being treated through 25 STPs and to treat the remaining 878 million gallons of sewage, the state government has taken up the construction of 31 new sewage treatment plants (STPs). HMWSSB has been given the responsibility of constructing these STPs in 3 packages at a cost of Rs.3,866.41 crores. Apart from treating 100 percent of the sewage by constructing these, preventing the flow of sewage in catchment areas, the treated water can be used for non-human purposes. If these are completed and made available, Hyderabad will become the first city in South Asia to treat 100 percent of the sewage produced daily.
Details in terms of packages
1) In Package-I, 8 STPs will be set up in Alwal, Malkajgiri, Kapra, Uppal Circle areas at a cost of Rs.1230.21 crore. Through these, 402.50 MLDs of sewage will be treated.
2) In Package-II, 6 STPs will be set up in Rajendranagar and LB Nagar circle areas at a cost of Rs.1355.33 crores. 480.50 mld of sewage is treated here.
3) In Package-III, 17 STPs will be set up at a cost of Rs.1280.87 crore in Kukatpally, Quthbullapur, Serilingampally circle areas and 376.5 MLDs of sewage will be treated here.
If these 31 STPs are made available, the sewage problem in the city will be solved. Through these, 1282 million liters of sewage can be treated daily. New STPs are being constructed with advanced sequencing batch reactor technology.
Sequencing Batch Reactor Technology:
New STPs are being constructed with advanced Sequencing Batch Reactor technology. As space is scarce in metro cities, construction with SBR technology is suitable. Due to these, five stages of sewage treatment process can be done in a single chamber. More water can be treated in a smaller area. Apart from this SBR method is less expensive than the various biological treatment methods used in the country, the sewage treatment is done better. This is an easy procedure and also consumes less electricity.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS Managing Director, HWMSSB visited the construction of STP sites several times and inquiring the progress from time to time with representatives of the construction companies and contractors conducting frequent reviews and providing appropriate advices and suggestions.
Preventing Bad smell in STP premises:
In order to prevent bad smell in STP premises the saplings of Akasha Malli, Milling, Tonia, Michaelia champaca (Simhachalam sampangi), Allaneredu, Mahagani, Bignonia, etc., which produce a lot of oxygen, are planted.
Pleasant environment, gardening for greenery and walking tracks for walking have been arranged in the areas.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB along with officials visited Jubilee Hills, KBR Park, Road No. 92 areas on 22-06-2023 in the wake of frequent complaints arising due to sewerage overflow. The MD said that 10 crore has been allocated for the laying new sewerage pipe in these areas to provide a permanent solution to the sewerage problems, due to some legal disputes in the tender process the works were delayed, but the process will be completed within a week and the work will begin. On the other hand, the temporary arrangements have been made to solve the problem.
To solve this problem permanently, the HMWSSB is proposed for constructing a new sewerage pipe line of about 2 km from Journalist Colony to Taj Mahal Hotel at a cost of Rs.10 crore.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS Managing Director, HMWSSB planted saplings in the premises of the Fatehnagar Sewerage Treatment Plant on the occasion of Telangana Ku Haritha Haram program held on 19-06-2023 as a part of Telangana Dashabdi Celebrations.
The MD said arrangements are being made to plant at all the premises of the newly constructed 22 STPs which will stop the stench coming from the STPs and create pleasant environment and will produce a lot of oxygen.
Organized "Manchinilla Panduga" at Ravindra Bharathi.
As a part of Telangana Dashabdi Celebrations, the HMWSSB organized "Manchinilla Panduga" at Ravindra Bharathi on 18-06-2023. Sri Errabelli Dayakar Rao, Hon'ble Minister for Panchayat Raj and Rural Development attended as a chief guest. On the occasion of the Minister said, when the State Assembly meetings were held before the formation of the Telangana State, there were dharnas with empty pots and burnt motors. But now there are no such incidents taking place after the formation of new Telangana State and this has come to reality with a visionary Chief Minister Sri K. Chandrashekar Rao garu. He congratulated Sri M. Dana Kishore, MD, HMWSSB and Staff for their hard work in supplying drinking water to the people of Hyderabad city without any shortage for longer time in the new State. He said that the previous governments had failed in these three matters: drinking water, irrigation water and electricity. But due to the measures taken by this government, not only the continuous supply of these but also the underground water has increased.
Sri Talasani Srinivas Yadav, Minister for Animal Husbandry said that in Hyderabad, once there were fights near tankers and sit-ins with empty bins. Telangana has made great progress in water supply system across the state not only for drinking but also for irrigation because of CM KCRs foresight and long-term plans.
Minister Mallareddy said that Godavari water used to be somewhere faraway and now it is coming in our houses. He thanked HMWSSB for supplying water to all areas in his constituency.
Minister Prashanth Reddy said that Telangana people have the moral right to celebrate "Manchinilla Pandaga" in recognition of wonderful achievements in water related activities in Telangana. He said that schemes like Mission Bhagiratha remains in history for a centuries. Home Minister Mahmood Ali said that CM KCR has placed Telangana at the first position in all fields in the country.
Later Ministers honored the officials of HMWSSB and Mission Bhagiratha. The cultural programs arranged on this occasion were impressive.
Pattana Pragathi program held at Shilpa Kala Vedika in Madhapur on 16-06-2023 as part of the Telangana Dashabdi celebrations. Sri K. Taraka Rama Rao, Hon'ble Minister for MA&UD attended as chief guest and said that no matter how much Hyderabad's population increases in the future, there is adequate water supply.
Minister KTR said that Hyderabad is the only city that has adequate water supply even if the population doubles up to 2050. He explained that the cabinet has given approval to supply drinking water from Kondapochamma Sagar and Mallanna Sagar. He further said that soon Hyderabad will go down in history as a city that treats 100 percent sewage and ponds and rivers can be protected from pollution due to complete purification of sewage water. He recalled that the HMWSSB prepared a Sewerage Master Plan for 5 km beyond the ORR along with the Outer Ring Road. He praised the role of water board officials, staff and workers.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB said that at present the Board is providing abundant water supply to the greater Hyderabad city and plans have been prepared for the future needs. He said that Hyderabad used to depend on Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar reservoirs earlier for drinking water needs, but now there is no need for that. At present, HMWSSB is providing 560 MGD of water from Godavari drinking water supply phase-1, Krishna water upto ORR through three phases. He mentioned that the HMWSSB has taken up a massive project Ring Main for continuous water supply to the city by merging Krishna and Godavari Water and also the government is constructing the Sunkishala project for the future generations at a cost of Rs.2214 crores. He said that all this was possible because of the visionary Chief Minister KCR and Municipal Minister KTR. He said that the HMWSSB is already providing free drinking water up to 20 thousand liters per month benefiting 62 percent of the population. He further said that the 31 newly constructed STPs in the city will be available soon as a result, the sewage water generated daily will be treated one hundred percent.
Earlier the Minister KTR and MD, HMWSSB participated in the inauguration ceremony of the ward office held in Kachiguda. The Minister KTR said that the system of ward offices has been set up that the people need not go to the officials where as the officials come to the people to redress the grievances. The ward staff are instructed to complete the work within the stipulated time as per the Citizen Charter.
As part of Telangana State's Dashabdi celebrations, Women's Welfare Day celebrated at HMWSSB Board office on 13-06-2023. Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS Managing Director, HMWSSB attended as chief guest.
On the occasion the MD said that the civilization of a country is known by the respect given to women of that country. The role of women is very important both inside and outside the house and praised that it is only possible for them to move forward while coordinating the family and the job. The women were given the right to vote soon after the our country got independence. There have been many changes in the country in recent times for the rights and safety for women. We all have a responsibility to respect the women.
About 600 women employees are working in different positions in the water board and 50 of them were selected and honored with a shawl and given a memento on the occasion of Women's Welfare Day for their valuable services rendered.
Dr. M. Satyanarayana, ED, HMWSSB and other Directors, Senior officials, Water Works Employees Union Association and others participated in the program.
On the occasion of Good Governance Day as part of the Telangana Dashabdi celebrations, an interaction session was held at Hitex on 10-06-2023 with the Ward Level Offices. Sri K.T. Rama Rao, Minister for MA&UD said, by the end of August this year, the government is going to purify every drop of sewage generated in the Hyderabad city as a result, Hyderabad will become the first city in the country to have 100 percent sewage treatment.
The Minister said that 31 new STPs are being constructed at a cost of Rs.3866 crores under the management of HMWSSB. He said that in Mumbai, which is the financial capital of the country, is having only 9 percent of sewage is being treated.
He also said the ward offices are being set up for administrative convenience with a total of 10 officials, one each from HMWSSB, GHMC, Electricity Board and other major departments to solve the related departmental grievances at the local level. The staff working in these ward offices are to work by maintaining harmonious relations with the people to solve their grievances.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB along with other directors participated in this program. The MD said that our Hyderabad has drinking water facilities which no other city in the country other than Telangana State has spent Rs.18,000 crores for drinking water and related projects in the last nine years. He said that drinking water supply services, which were limited to the city in the past, have now expanded to ORR. He explained that already free drinking water is being supplied to the extent of 20,000 liters per month within the limits of GHMC and said that if the Sunkishala Intake Well project which is currently under construction near Nagarjuna Sagar is completed, there will be no drinking water problem for the future generations.
Duties of HMWSSB Ward Assistants:
There will be a total of 10 staff members in the new ward office who are to focus on the following problems within the ward and receive complaints from people and solve them.
Drinking water supply: low pressure problem, contaminated water supply, pipe line, valve leakage, illegal connections, low chlorine content.
Sewage Management: Chokage at manholes, manhole damage, repair, sewage overflow, removal of silt.
Billing : Meter reading issues, change of name, verification of overbilling, payment of arrears, establishment of new water connection, deletion.
Other Grievances : Tanker Services, Tanker Delivery Grievances, Line Changes, etc.
Ministers Talasani Srinivas Yadav, Malla Reddy, MLAs, MLCs, Special Chief Secretary Sri Arvind Kumar, CDMA Commission and various others participated in the meeting.
The HMWSSB has already won two awards this year.. it has now received another award from the Telangana State Pollution Control Board for its Best Performance in Sewage Treatment and for Speedy construction of STPs for 100 percent Sewage Treatment along with waste water management cycle. The award was given as a part of the Telangana Dashabdi Celebrations. Ministers Allola Indrakaran Reddy, Talasani Srinivas Yadav presented the award and a certificate of appreciation to Sri D. Sridhar Babu, Director Projects, HMWSSB on the occasion of World Environment Day held at the Pollution Control Board office in Sanathnagar on 05-06-2023 and congratulated for the services of the Board.
Later, the Director handed over the award and certificate of appreciation to Sri.M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB in Board office. The MD expressed his happiness on receiving this award for the Water Board and congratulated the concerned officials.
Telangana state formation day was grandly celebrated in HMWSSB Board office on 02-06-2023 . Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB unfurled the tricolor national flag and wished all the staff and employees on the occasion. All the Directors, Staff, Employees and HMWSSB Union members participated in the celebrations.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB visited the Fateh Nagar new STP along with concerned officials and on 29-05-2023 and reviewed the progress of construction work which is 80 percent completed.
The MD said HMWSSB is constructing 31 new sewage treatment plants (STPs) at a cost of Rs.3,866.41 crores in three packages in Greater Hyderabad towards to treat 100% of the sewage produced daily in the city.
The MD instructed the concerned officials to increase the number of workers and complete the rest of the work as soon as possible. Also instructed to create pleasant environment, gardening for greenery and planting of necessary saplings to be done surrounding of the STP premises.
182 HMWSSB employees working in various positions in various sections have been promoted as per their educational qualifications and among them 179 General Purpose Employees (GPEs) have been promoted as Special Purpose Employees (SPEs) and three working as Junior Technical Officers (JTOs) as Assistant Technical Officers (ATOs). Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB congratulated and given them the promotion proceedings on 27-05-2023 at Board office.
On the occasion, the MD said working in Water Board is challenging task to every employee and advised to work hard for the betterment of the Board.
D. Sridhar Babu, Director Projects & Administration and others participated in the program.
The BJP corporators attacked the HMWSSB Board office on 03-05-2023. The various Union Associations of HMWSSB expressed their opposition to the attack of BJP corporators and raised slogans saying that the unity of the employees should not be disturbed. While speaking to the media after the incident the union leaders addressed that the attack by the BJP corportors on HMWSSB offices is inappropriate and strongly condemn this attack. They said that 30 percent of women employees are working in the organization and they are getting scared due to such incidents.
The Union Associations said that while cleaning the sewerages the silt from Nalas and Manholes coming out cannot be removed from the site within 24 hours due to being wet. After the silt becomes dry, the concerned vehicle will come and remove the dry silt from the site. But bringing the same silt and dumping it in the office premises by the BJP corporators and destroying the Boards property is inappropriate. Instead, they should protest democratically and state their demands.
In the past, many people protested peacefully in front of the Board office, but what the BJP corporators did yesterday was undemocratic and is an insult to the employees and staff working in HMWSSB.
They said that 200 sewer cleaning machines and 15 hydraulic silt grabber machines are working for sewage management in HMWSSB. Besides, the safety protocol team will inspect and monitoring the areas and take appropriate action if there are any problems.
The Union Associations submitted a petition to MD, HMWSSB to take appropriate action against those responsible for this incident and to appoint security personnel to protect the offices so that such incidents do not recur in the future.
Later, Sri M Dana Kishore, MD, HMWSSB spoke to the media and said that the incident that took place at the Board office was painful. People and public representatives irrespective of the parties should cooperate with the HMWSSB officials and staff to provide better services from HMWSSB. He said that the employees and staff are working hard to meet the basic need of drinking water supply and maintain sewerage system of Hyderabad city, even though there are bigger cities in the country, Hyderabad city has received awards and appreciation from the Center and other states in terms of drinking water supply and sewage management. He said that the Water Board has got ISO certificate for providing safe drinking water supply to the public and many Water Board officials from other states have also been visited the HMWSSB and applauded the services of the HMWSSB.
Many projects have been undertaken in the last few years, like completion of 52 reservoirs for drinking water supply in suburban municipalities at a record level. Apart from the city, the HMWSSB is providing drinking water supply to the people of many villages through ORR Phase-1. At present, Phase-2 project has also been taken up to supply drinking water to the colonies and gated communities in ORR, which is in the final stage. More than 60 percent of the people in the GHMC area are provided free drinking water supply up to 20 thousand liters per month and asked the rest should also take advantage of it. He further clarified that 31 new STPs are being constructed using advanced technology for 100 percent sewage treatment in the city and these will be made available soon.
Eid Milap celebrated in HMWSSB Board office on 03-05-2023. Ahmed Bin Abdullah Balala , MLA Malakpet and Sri M. Dana Kishore, MD, HMWSSB attended the program as chief guests organized by HMWSSB Minority Employees Welfare Association (Meva).
Ahmed Bin Abdullah Balala, wished all the employees on the occasion and said that he is more happy to celebrate all the festivals equally in HMWSSB irrespective of religion, caste and creed.
The MD, HMWSSB also wished all the Muslim employees on the occasion and to work together with devotion and dedication for the betterment of the organization and citizens
Dr. M. Satyanarayana, Executive Director, Ajmira Krishna, ENC & Director (Operations-1), D. Sridhar Babu, Director (Projects), P. Ravi Kumar, Director (Technical), Water Works Employees Union, Telangana President Rambabu Yadav and others participated in the program.
The HMWSSB grabs another prestigious award from Govt. of Telangana, the "Best Ownership Award" on 01-05-2023 on the occasion of International Labour Day. The HMWSSB has won series of awards recently like Water Conversion and for Best STP. On the occasion of International Labor Day, the Telangana State Government has announced the best employer award for the welfare schemes implemented for the workers working in their organization. Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB received the award from State Labor and Employment Minister Ch. Mallareddy at Ravindra Bharathi on 01-05-2023.On this occasion, the Minister praised the services of HMWSSB and said that it is remarkable that HMWSSB is the only government department to get this award.
The water board is giving greater importance to the safety of the workers working under the board by ensuring strict adherence to safety standards at workplaces. Safety week is organized annually in all divisions to create awareness about precautions to be taken while performing duties. The workers and staff are made aware of the implementation of SPO (Standard Operating Procedure) guidelines in sanitation work, the functioning of safety devices, the way they are used, precautions to be taken in waste water management and first aid in case of any accident in the performance of duty. Apart from this, the HMWSSB also issued health cards and conducts annual health camps for the safety of the workers.
Sri D. Sridhar Babu, Director Project and Mohammad Abdul Qader, CGM(P&A) participated in the award ceremony.
In the wake of the of news spread that contaminated drinking water was supplied to Chintabavi Basti in Mettuguda, Secunderabad, the HMWSSB officials Ajmira Krishna, ENC & Director Operations-1, Deputy Speaker Sri T. Padma Rao visited the area on 28-04-2023.
On the inquiry dated 25-04-2023 it is observed that, the local line men opened the valve in the area during the supply timings, it was noticed that 15 - 20 households were supplied with contaminated water for the first 5-10 minutes and reported the same to the senior officials. Noting down the linemen's statement, the officers concerned stopped immediately the water supply and alerted the households not to use the water for drinking which is supplied few minutes back and made the arrangements immediately through water tankers in the same area.
During the inspection of the officers, the pipe line was tested with a pollution checking machine to find out the location where the water was polluted. It has been confirmed that sewage water has entered the drinking water pipe line from a house connection near the sewage man hole in the area.
In the next supply on 27.04.2023, concerned CGM and GM(QAT) visited the incident area and conducted chlorine tests, wherein the chlorine percentage was found to be 0.2 ppm. The HMWSSB officials contacted the doctors of Basti Davakhana of the area and inquired about the health conditions of the people admitted due to drinking of polluted water. It was observed that some of them are suffering from diarrhea and fever. The doctors said that there is no need to worry and their health is stable and healthy.
Deputy Speaker T. Padma Rao spoke to the HMWSSB officials and instructed to remove and replace the old sewer line immediately with new one. Until then, it has been advised to supply drinking water to the residents of that area through water tankers.
A health camp organized for four days from 26-04-2023 for the employees working in HMWSSB at Board office. The program launched by Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB.
On the occasion, the MD said that health camps in the Board organized every year for the welfare of employees, taking tests once in a while can keep the employees healthy. The MD advised all the employees working under the board to make it an opportunity to undergo the prescribed tests without fail.
Further, the MD has clarified that these camps will also be conducted at SR Nagar, Goshamahal, Marredpally and Patancheru HMWSSB offices for a total period of 24 days to get advantage of this medical camp. Next month from 3rd to 6th at the circle office in SR Nagar, from 10th to 13th at Goshamahal dispensary, from 17th to 20th at Marredpally Divisional Office, from 24th to 27th at Patancheru office. For those who are not available during this time, it will be conducted again from May 31 to June 3 at the board office.
A total of 21 types of tests including CBP, ECG, 2D Echo, TMT, Chest X-ray etc. will be conducted in these camps.
D. Sridhar Babu, Director Projects, other senior officers, employees participated in the program.
HMWSSB will soon take up the Drinking Water and Sewage Management System in the Uppal Bhagayat Layout for the next three years. Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB along with HMDA officials visited the area on 20-04-2023 and directed that proposals are to be made by HMDA for the cost of management.
HMDA has developed residential and multi-purpose layouts covering an area of 413 acres in Phase-1 and 72 acres in Phase-II in Uppal Bhagayat area. The infrastructure to provide drinking water in this area is required pipelines, sewage and underground drainage system to meet drinking water needs.
As HMDA has recently auctioned the plots, many people are buying them. Many people have already settled there. Drinking water, sewerage distribution lines etc. need to be brought into use in this area to make it habitable. For this, the officers of both the departments inspected the area to understand the situation at the field level. After assessing the current condition of the distribution lines here, the MD, HMWSSB ordered the officials of both departments to prepare a comprehensive report on the measures to be taken for drinking water supply and submit the report and make arrangements for pumping as soon as possible.
HYDERABAD METROPOLITAN WATER SUPPLY & SEWERAGE BOARD
OFFICE OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR,
KHAIRATABAD, HYDERABAD -500004.
Show Cause Notice No.E-98983/B3/2021/ Dated:31-03-2023.
Sub: HMWSSB – Engg. – Estt. - Sri Mohd. Younus Saleem, DGM(E), Board Office working under the control of CVO, HMWSSB -Unauthorized absent to duties - Articles of charges framed - Enquiry Officer appointed - Inquiry Report Submitted - Examined - Show Cause Notice Proposing punishment of Removal from service under Rule 9(ix) of APCS(CC&A) Rules, 1991(Telangana Adaptation), Order’2016 - Issued.
Ref: 1) The SHO, HMWSSB Lr.No. 194/SHO/HMWS&SB P.S, Dt: 15.09.2021 forwarded through the CVO, HMWSSB Endt. Dt: 15.09.2021.
2) The SHO, HMWSSB Lr.No. 213/SHO/HMWS&SB P.S, Dt: 22.10.2021 forwarded through the CVO, HMWSSB Endt. Dt: 23.10.2021.
3) T.O.Memo.No E-98983/B3/2021/749, Dt.16.02.2022.
4) Charge Memo 98983/B3/2022/1575,Dt: 07.04.2022
5) T/O.Proc. 3193/B4/2016/2843, Dt.22.06.2022.
7) The CGM(E),O&M C-II & E.O. report vide Lr.No. 1486, Dt: 08.09.2022.
8) The CGM(E), O&M C-II & E.O. report vide Lr.No.3597, Dt.28.02.2023.
9) G.O.Ms.No.128 Fin(FR.I) Dept., Dt.01.06.2007
9) MD's Note Orders Dt: 28.03.2023.
Whereas, in the references 1st & 2nd cited, the Chief Vigilance Officer, HMWSSB, has reported that Sri Mohd. Younus Saleem, Dy.General Manager(Engg), working under his control was not attending office from 24.08.2021 to till date and he neither submitted any leave application nor informed about his absence i.e., un-authorized absence. Further, the Chief Vigilance Officer, HMWSSB has reported that, above incumbent was entrusted certain files received from O/o. the Director (Operations-I & II), HMWSSB directing him to conduct the field inspections and to submit the detailed remarks before Chief Vigilance Officer, but neither the incumbent has joined his duties nor he has handed over the office files entrusted to him, leading to dislocation of work.
Whereas, in the reference 3rd cited, Sri Mohd. Younus Saleem, Dy.General Manager(Engg), through a memo was directed to join duty immediately for smooth functioning of works entrusted to the Chief Vigilance Officer, HMWSSB, failing which, the same will be construed as disobedience of the instructions issued and necessary disciplinary action will be initiated against him as per CC&A Rules. Further, he was also called for an explanation why disciplinary action should not be initiated against him for his negligence towards duties. The above said memo was served to him through Registered Post and the same was delivered to him on 19.02.2022 and acknowledgement was received in this office, but the above officer has neither joined duties nor submitted his explanation to this office.
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Whereas, the matter was examined and the following Article of charges were framed against Sri Mohd. Younus Saleem, Dy.General Manager(Engg), vide reference 4th cited and communicated to him. Further, he was directed to submit his written statement of defense within (10) days from the receipt of the charge memo.
Charge :That Sri Mohd. Younus Saleem, Dy.GM(Engg), has committed the misconduct of being unauthorized absent to duties w.e.f 28.08.2021 to till date without applying for any kind of leaves. Further, he was instructed to join duties immediately, but, so far neither he has joined the duties nor he has handed over the office files entrusted to him by the Chief Vigilance Officer, HMWSSB, thereby causing dislocation of work and violation the conduct Rules.
Whereas, Sri Mohd. Younus Saleem, Dy.General Manager(Engg), after receipt of the above charge memo i.e. on 13.04.2022(through registered post) has not submitted his written statement of defense within stipulated time i.e. after expiry of more than (10) days from the receipt of the charge memo.
Whereas, the entire matter was examined and it was decided to appoint Enquiry Officer to conduct inquiry on the charges framed against the above charged Officer. Accordingly, in the reference 6th cited, Sri M.Prabu, Chief General Manager(Engg), O&M Circle-II, HMWSSB was appointed as Enquiry Officer as per Rule 20 of the A.P.C.S(CC&A) Rules, 1991 (Telangana Adaptation), Order, 2016.
Whereas, in the references 7th cited & 8th cited, the Enquiry Officer, has while submitting the copies of postal acknowledgements has reported that he has issued the (3) notices through post to the charged officer on the following, but the charged officer has not attended for inquiry .
Directed to appear on
Served through Registered post and Remarks
04.07.2022 @ 11.30 AM
Notice received by the Charged Officer 01.07.2022
21.07.2022@ 11.30 AM
Notice received by the Charged Officer 21.07.2022
30.08.2022 @ 11.30 AM
Notice returned with remarks as "Refused"
Further, the Enquiry Officer has reported that, as the charged officer has neither attended the inquiry nor submitted his statement, he has conducted the inquiry Ex-Party with the available records from Chief Vigilance Officer, HMWSSB and held that, the charges were proved against charged officer as he was not attending to duties from 24.08.2021 and has not submitted any leave application for his unauthorized absence to the concerned office and the several files related to HMWS&SB are held under custody of charged officer and also violated the instructions issued directing him to join the duties.
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Further, the above case of unauthorized absence to duties was also examined with reference to the G.O. in the reference 7th cited, wherein, orders were issued that, the Government servant shall deemed to have been resigned from the service if he is absent without authorization for a period exceeding "one year".Provided that a reasonable opportunity to explain the reason for such absence shall be given to the Government Servant before invoking the Rule.
Whereas, the above charged officer was given reasonable opportunity to submit his explanation, but the charge officer failed to submit his explanation.
Therefore, having regards to the findings of Enquiry Officer and instructions issued in the G.O vide reference 7th cited, the entire matter has been examined and the following show cause notice is hereby issued to Sri Mohd. Younus Saleem, Dy.General Manager(Engg), worked under the control of CVO, HMWSSB.
SHOW CAUSE NOTICE
Sri.Mohd. Younus Saleem, Dy.General Manager(Engg), worked under the control of CVO, HMWSSB, is hereby called upon to show cause as to why the punishment of Removal from service under Rule 9(ix) of A.P.C.S(CC&A) Rules, 1991(Telangana Adaptation), Order’2016 should not be imposed against him for being unauthorized absence to duties w.e.f 24.08.2021.
He should submit his reply to this show cause notice within (15) days from the date of its receipt, failing which he will not be given further opportunity of making representation. The Enquiry report is herewith enclosed.
Encl: As above.
Sri Mohd.Younus Saleem, Dy.General Manager(Engg),
Prem Nagar, Amberpet,
Copy to the Chief Vigilance Officer, HMWSSB, for information and n/a.
Copy to the DGM(F&A), Pre-Audit & Staff Claims, HMWSSB for information and n/a.
Water board officials said that there is sufficient reserves for the drinking water needs of the people of Hyderabad city this summer, and therefore there will not be any problem in water supply as there is enough water in the main reservoirs of Nagarjuna Sagar and Srisailam projects.
HMWSSB is pumping 270 MGD of water per day from Nagarjuna Sagar through, Akkampally Balancing Reservoir by Krishna Drinking Water Supply Phase - 1, 2, 3 for the drinking water needs of Hyderabad city residents. According to this, HMWSSB supplies 1.38 TMC of water per month. As on 19.04.2023 the water storage capacity at Nagarjuna Sagar is 157.61 TMC i.e. 524.50 feet. On the same day last year, there was 188.95 TMCs i.e. 540.30 feet of water. Normally, the dead storage in the reservoir is 25.941 TMCs i.e. 510 feet of water is available for use, so there will be no shortage of drinking water for Hyderabad this summer.
The HMWSSB is monitoring the project conditions from time to time and there will be no hindrance in supplying the required 270 MGD of water to the city and assured that HMWSSB will take all measures to supply the required quantity water for the next four months i.e. by the end of this August. Therefore, the water board appeals to the people of the city not to worry about water supply issues.
The 23 employees working as General Purpose Employees (GPE) in various departments in HMWSSB have been promoted as per their educational qualifications. 15 were promoted as Assistant (P&A), 5 as Assistant (F&A), two as Managers and one as Junior Technical Officer (JTO).
Mohammad Abdul Khader, CGM (P&A), Water Works Employees Union, Telangana President handed over the appointment letters to promoted employees at Board office on 18-04-2023. Speaking on this occasion, Rambabu Yadav, President Water Works Employees Union expressed his gratitude to the management, especially Sri M. Dana Kishore, MD, HMWSSB for recognizing the merits and promoting staff in a phased manner.
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar birth anniversary celebrations held at Board office on 14.04.2023. Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB attended the program as chief guest and paid tribute to Dr. B.R.Ambedkar portrait by placing flowers.
On occasion, the MD said that Dr. Ambedkar is the great leader who wrote Panchama Veda of our country, which is our constitution. He also said, Although there are many philosophers in our country, Dr. Ambedkar is one of the great philosopher who gave rights to all classes of people, the rights of women, workers and lower caste people and made the world aware of it. The quality rights we are enjoying today are possible due to his efforts. Dr. Ambedkar is an inspiration not only to certain sections of people, but to everyone in the world. As a political leader, economist, social reformer and constitution maker, he has rendered immeasurable services to our country and all of us must aspire to walk in the path shown by him.
All the HMWSSB Directors, Staff, employees and others and others participated in the program.
Mahatma Jyothi Rao Phule Jayanthi celebrated at Board office on 11.04.2023 organized by Board BC Employees Welfare Association. Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB attended as the chief guest and paid tributes to Mahatma Jyothi Rao Phule portrait. On the occasion, the MD said that we all are enjoying the equality rights today because of the sacrifices of many great people like Mahatma Jyothi Rao Phule, he has provided support for the upliftment of those who have been discriminated and oppressed for a long time and fought against discrimination and abolition of untouchability. Hence, it is the responsibility of everyone to remember great people like Mahatma Jyothi Rao Phule and follow in their footsteps.
HMWSSB Directors Sri.Ajmira Krishna, M. Swami, BC Commission Member Sri Kishore Goud, HMWSSB staff and others participated in the program.
The 10 day awareness programs conducted by HMWSSB on the occasion of World Water Day 2023 celebrations ended on 31-03-2023. The closing ceremony celebration held at the Rainwater Harvesting Park in Jubilee Hills on 31-03-2023. Dr. M. Satyanarayan, ED, HMWSSB, Directors Sri D. Sridhar Babu, Sri V.L. Praveen Kumar attended as chief guests and awarded mementos and letters of appreciation to the NGOs participated in the awareness program on water conservation as a part of World Water Day celebrations 2023 conducted from 22-31 March.
On this occasion, the ED said, HMWSSB has been conducting many awareness programs for the Water Conservation & Construction of RHW Pits for the past six years with the programs like Jala Bhagyam, Jalam-Jeevam and WALC in addition to celebrating World Water Day every year. Due to this, the importance of water has been made known to the people by engaging various voluntary organizations along with all HMWSSB officials & employees by creating awareness among the public not to waste the precious water that is being transported from far-away places with great effort by conducting meetings, rally's, door to door campaigns involving public representatives, local leaders, other departmental officials, general public and others. During the 10 days program the awareness was spread in all places, schools and community centers to prevent wastage of water, its value and importance.
Ministers Sabita Indra Reddy, Mahmood Ali, T. Srinivas Yadav, Deputy Speaker Padmarao Goud along with members of the Legislature Sudheer Reddy, Mutha Gopal, Madhavaram Krishna Rao, several corporators and public representatives participated in these ten days awareness programs.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB visited the STPs under constructions which are under final stage at Durgam Cheruvu, Mullakathva Cheruvu, Rainbow Vista, Fateh Nagar, Hyderabad Public School and other areas of the city on 25-03-2023 along with Dr. M. Satyanarayana, ED, D. Sridhar Babu, Director Projects, STP CGM, GMs.
Speaking on the occasion, the MD said Hyderabad will become the first city in the country to have 100 percent sewage treatment. The Durgam Cheruvu STP (capacity of 7 MLD) has completed 100% work and trial runs are also being conducted for the last 20 days and rest of the STPs are also being completed by planning within the stipulated time. The installation of electromagnetic devices, machines, inlet and outlet works are in full swing to complete final stage.
With the instructions of Sri K.T. Rama Rao, Minister for MA&UD, all the measures are made to ensure that the people living around the STPs near the residences do not face any problem and making scientifical measurement to prevent stench coming from the STPs. The MD said that latest technology is being used for odor control from STPs out of the waste coming out can be used in the preparation of organic fertilizers. The Premises of STPs will be developed with gardening and walking tracks.
The STPs are constructing with the aim of 100% sewage treatment in the city of Hyderabad, at a cost of Rs. 3866.41 crore in three packages under the visionary leadership of Chief Minister KCR and Municipal Administration Minister KTR. Currently, these works are going on at a fast pace. Presently 1950 million gallons of sewage is produced daily within Hyderabad Urban Agglomeration. GHMC area generates 1650 million gallons of sewage daily. 772 million gallons of sewage is being treated by the existing 25 sewage treatment plants in this area. The Telangana government has taken up the construction of 31 new STPs in the first phase to clean the remaining 878 million gallons of sewage. They are being constructed to treat the sewage generated in the coming period till the year 2036. Out of this, 15 STPs with a capacity of 971.50 MLDs will be completed by June this year and 100 percent sewage water will be treated within the GHMC. It is aimed to complete the STPs in the remaining areas by December 2023.
World Water Day 2023 - Theme: Accelerating Change - "To solve water and sanitation crisis" celebrated at Board office on 21-03-2023. Sri.M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB, Sister Anjali Devi, Didi Shobhadevi from Brahma Kumari participated as chief guest and started the program by lighting the Jyoti.
The Managing Director said Telangana is a newly formed state in the country, yet it has the distinction of being the first state to provide drinking water to every household and this was possible due to the leadership and efforts of CM KCR and Municipal Administration Minister KTR. He said that 99.16 percent of the people in the Hyderabad city use the water supplied by the HMWSSB and revealed the same by the central government itself. By this July, Hyderabad will be the first city in the country to treat 100 percent sewage water. Water Digest magazine has already given recently the best STP award in the government sector to HMWSSB through Union Cabinet Minister of Jal Shakti Sri Gajendra Singh Shekawat praised the HMWSSB while presenting the award at New Delhi on 16-03-2023. He congratulated the engineers, officers and staff who played an important role in achieving this feat.
The MD has clarified that the state government has take up the Sunkishala project in a very prestigious manner. Even if the population of Hyderabad will increase three times, there will be no shortage of drinking water for the people of the city for the next 40 years. He said that the works related to this project is under speedy progress
Further the MD has stated that HMWSSB is conducting tests of 12,000 water samples daily, unlike any other water board in the country and being conducted in the presence of consumers.
He said that many programs will be undertaken to inform the people about the value of water and create awareness for last many years. On the occasion of the world water day 2023 the awareness campaign will be done for 10 days on preventing wastage of water and the essence of water importance incordination with NGOs in all O&M Divisions. Later, the MD has launched 2 vehicles to spread the awareness campaign across the city on water values and released the IEC material pertains to the awareness campaign.
Dr. M. Satyanarayana, Executive Director along with all Directors of the Water Board, CGMs, GMs, DGMs, NGOs and other officials participated in the program.
The HMWSSB bags prestigious Water Digest Global Water Award 2022-23 for Best STP category government (Hyderabad towards Hundred Percent Sewage Treatment City) among in 65 categories for the year 2022-2023 conducted by Water Digest, a leading international magazine from New Delhi.
The award presented by Union Minister for Water Resources and Jal Shakti Abhiyan Sri Gajendra Singh Shekawat at New Delhi on 17-03-2022 along with certificate of appreciation to D. Sridhar Babu, Director Project on behalf of MD, HMWSSB.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekawat praised Hyderabad as a city that is under progress of treating 100 percent sewage water in the country. He said that it is the responsibility of every citizen to protect water resources and if water is wasted, it will cause damage to all living beings.
Israel India Ambassador Nor Gilon, who participated in the program, said that 95 percent of the people in Israel use water sparingly. He said that in order to avoid water crisis in the coming days, everyone needs to follow the principle of saving across the world.
Under the joint auspices of UNESCO and the Union Ministry of Water Resources, the Water Digest global magazine has conducted the competitions related to water and waste water management many government departments and corporate offices submitted the entries. The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board received this prestigious award in the Government sector.
D. Sridhar Babu, handed over the award to Sri M. Dana Kishore, MD HMWSSB next day on 18-03-2023. The MD expressed happiness on receiving the award and said besides providing drinking water to everyone in the city, the Telangana government is working hard providing to quench the thirst of Hyderabad citizens apart from treating the sewage generated upto GHMC limits. Sri.M.Dana Kishore,IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB thanked Hon’ble CM KCR garu and Hon’ble Municipal Minister KTR garu for their relentless cooperation to the Water Board.
The famous city of Hyderabad is prestigious:
Telangana government has sanctioned 62 STPs under Sewerage Master Plan in Hyderabad city at a cost of Rs.3866 crores for the first time in India for 100% sewage treatment. Hyderabad GHMC currently generates 1650 million liters of sewage daily, out of which 772 million gallons of sewage is being treated scientifically through 25 STPs. The underground water is being released into the Musi without being polluted. Another 878 MLDs of sewage needs to be treated. For this, the government has taken up the construction of 31 new STPs in the first phase in 2022. At present the construction works are going on at a fast pace. The work will be completed in a few months. Thus, the waste water generated in the GHMC area can be treated 100%. As a result, Hyderabad will become famous as a city with 100 percent sewage treatment in the country.
The famous Amberpat STP:
Amberpat STP is known as Asia's largest sewage treatment plant. Sewage water starts from Kukatpally Nala. It reaches Amberpet by joining many nalas in different parts of the city. Through the plant built here, 339 million gallons of sewage is being treated and discharged into Musi.
Use of purified water for other purposes:
Through a method called circular economy, treated sewage water is being used for recycle and reuse for watering plants and constructions in the public sector. Many software companies are also being used for plantation in their office premises apart from the solids left in water are used for biogas production.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS Managing Director, HMWSSB held review meeting with all the Directors, CGMs, GMs and officials of O&M, Revenue, Transmission on the Summer Action Plan 2023 on 14-03-2023 at Board office. The MD said that there will be no drinking water supply problem this summer.
He said that HMWSSB is currently supplying 565 million gallons of water daily and arrangements are being made to supply another 42 million gallons of water and measures are also being taken up for water supply to ORR villages without problem.
50 MGD of Water Supply to ORR Project Phase – 2:
Arrangements are being made to complete the ORR Phase-2 project by this June. He said that while 20 MGD of water is already being given to the municipalities, municipal corporations, gram panchayats, colonies and gated communities in ORR, another 30 MGD will be supplied depending on the requirement. It is said that by the time the project is completed, a total of 50 MGD of water will be supplied to the people of this area.
Bore Well Repairs:
The MD instructed the officials to check the functioning of bore wells and ordered for repairs if any under the Annual Maintenance System (AMS) wherever necessary.
Additional Water Supply through Tankers:
The MD has approved for additional tanker filling stations at required places. in addition to the 74 filling stations currently functioning across the city. Besides, MD has also suggested to increase the number of water tankers and trips as per requirement. Water supply timings are to be increased depending upon on the demand in those areas. In case of power cuts, motor repairs and other problems in filling stations, alternative arrangements are to be made to ensure that people do not face any water difficulties.
An appropriate action plan has also been ordered on the preventive measures to avoid contaminated water. He also ordered to identify the vulnerable areas where water is being wasted due to the supply of pollution water and take appropriate preventive measures to solve the problem. Water leakages and sewage overflows should be resolved from time to time. MD has also suggested to remove the silt taken from the manholes from time to time. If the manholes are destroyed anywhere, reconstruction should be taken up immediately, even if the covers of the manholes are not visible, new covers should be installed immediately.
Special arrangements in view of Ramzan:
In view of the ensuing Ramzan month, the MD has instructed the officials to arrange water supply to the mosques through tankers and see to that there are no problems like sewage overflow anywhere. He said mini jetting machines should be kept available for the purpose and the silt brought out during sewage works from time to time for easy water and sewage management.
International Women's Day celebrations held at Board office on 06-03-2023 organized by Jalmandali Women's Welfare Association. Smt. Surabhi Vani Devi, MLC & Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS Managing Director, HMWSSB attended as a chief guest and started the program by lighting the lamp.
On the occasion Smt. Surabhi Vani Devi said that Indian family culture is rich and the role of women cannot be forgotten. Women will work hard in whatever field they choose and reach higher position.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, Managing Director wished all the women employees on the occasion and said that if there are no women there is no life in the universe. The women employees working in the Water Board are doing great work along with what they are doing at home.
As a part of celebrations various types of competitions were conducted for women employees and prizes awarded to the winners.
Film Actress Kondapally Ruth Alekhya and young fashion designer Yamini, Smt. Sugandhini, President, Jalmandali Women's Welfare Association and women employees of the Board participated in the event.
The Tamilnadu Additional Chief Secretary Sri Muruganandam and officials from Chennai Water Board Sri Kirlosh Kumar, MD and Chief Engineer Ramaswamy visited HMWSSB on 28-01-2023 to study the services provided by the water board, the methods adopted in the supply of drinking water, waste water management, technology usage and revenue aspects. The Tamilnadu Additional Chief Secretary praised the services provided by HMWSSB to the residents of Hyderabad city.
Sri M. Dana Kishore,IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB welcomed the officials with flowers and felicitated them with shawls. Later, the MD comprehensively explained the services provided by the HMWSSB and the reforms undertaken through a power point presentation.
The methods adopted by the HMWSSB on drinking water supply, sewage treatment process, construction of new STPs, usage of IOT and modern technology equipment, usage of sewer jetting machines and sewer croc machine for sewer cleanings etc.
The MD informed about the performance of digital monitoring, Annual Maintenance System (AMS), Safety Protocol Teams (SPT) and various apps developed being developed by HMWSSB through IT Cell.
The measures that are being taken for the safety of the workers, as per the standard operating procedure and the provision insurance facility for their protection, etc.
The Managing Director said that all this was possible with the foresight of Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao who is acting as the chairman of Jalamandali and the Direction of Municipal Administration Minister Sri KT.Rama Rao. He said that HMWSSB has been a compass for the country's non-human sanitation works and got the appreciation from the Prime Minister's for the same. The MD also said that the HMWSSB received ISO certification for best quality of water in the standards of transmission, distribution pipeline, chlorination, treatment, etc.
Additional CS Sri Muruganandam has praised the HMWSSB services are amazing and the services are ideal for other states.
The Chennai Water Board MD Sri Kirlosh Kumar praised the HMWSSB for the best qualitative changes brought in various wings like digital monitoring, AMS, SPT, billing, collection etc. He said that efforts will be made to implement these in Chennai as well.
Later, the officials visited field trip in SR Nagar and studied the functioning of Sewer Croc Technology (a robotic machine) which is used to remove garbage, sand and gravel sludge from UGD pipelines. The MD explained that this technology will be used to avoid the sewerage workers not to enter into the manholes directly whereas the machine will enter through manholes and clean the pipeline.
The Chennai team also visited the Rainwater Harvesting Theme Park built with 42 types of water conservation methods and made them aware. Finally the team visited Madhapur area to study the performance of AMR meters at field level.
Tours mirroring the visits to HMWSSB from other States:
The visits of officials from other cities to study the procedures and performance of the water board reflects the work of the board. Earlier, a team of 22 AP officials visited HMWSSB in February 2021 to study the ongoing developments in HMWSSB. Delhi Jal Board officials also made a visit to HMWSSB twice last year.
All the HMWSSB Directors, CGMs, GMs and other officials accompanied the Chennai Team and cleared the doubts raised by the members.
The 74th Republic Day celebrations held at Board office on 26-01-2023. Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director unveiled the tricolor flag.
On occasion, he said that the constitution and constitutional institutions are working for human development and it is our responsibility to protect them. He praised that our country is an amalgamation of different religions, cultures and ideologies and many people living together is a symbol of unity in diversity. Further he said that providing water to the city of Hyderabad, where more than 1.20 lakh people live, is not an ordinary thing, and quenching people's thirst is considered a gift from God and called upon the officials, employees and staff to devote their services to bring them closer to the people.
All the Directors, CGMs, GMs, staff and employees of HMWSSB and members of Jalmandali of Engineers Association participated in the program.
National voter's day held in Board office on 25-01-2023. Sri D. Sridhar Babu, Director Personnel administered the pledge with the employees on occasion. He said that the right to vote is very important in a democratic country, hence everyone is advised to cast their vote without succumbing to any temptation or pressure regardless of caste and religion. The role of youth in nation building is crucial and all those who are eligible should get the right to vote and use it properly.
The Board employees celebrated Kite festival on 13-01-2023 on the occasion of Sankranthi festival. Directors P. Ravi Kumar, VL. Praveen Kumar and M. Swamy attended the program. Speaking on the occasion, they wished the employees and greeted each other. All Board Officials, Employees and staff participated in the program and flew kites.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, Managing Director, HMWSSB reviewed on O&M, Revenue, MCC, Single Window and other components with the concerned officials on 05-01-2023 at Board office and instructed the officials to collect the pending bills of non-domestic and non-free water connections. Notices are to be issued to those who persist in paying dues for a long time. If they do not respond, their connection should be removed. However, domestic slum consumers and government welfare departments are advised not to pressurize for bill payment. The applications for new connections should be reviewed and appropriate action to be taken to grant them immediately.
The Managing Director also said complaints coming to MCC should be resolved quickly and special priority should be given to solve complaints about polluted water, sewage overflow and missing manhole covers.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Ditector, HMWSSB along with Dr. M. Satyanarayana, ED, D. Sridhar Babu, Director Projects, CGM STP, officials visited Nalla Cheruvu and Pedda Cheruvu STPs which are under construction on 04-01-2023.
The MD inquired about the progress of IND, Inlet, Outlet, Wet Well etc. and instructed the officials to speed up the works of the two STPs simultaneously and make them available before March 2023 by making arrangements and also to take strict safety measures at worksites. The surrounding areas of the STPs are to be developed by gardening and planting for pleasant environment, greenery in all STP areas.
The MD said, the new STPs are being constructed with advanced sequencing batch reactor technology as space is scarce in metro cities. The construction of STPs with SBR technology is suitable and due to this, five stages of sewage treatment process is being done in a single chamber. This SBR method is less costly and better treated sewage in a easy procedure and it also consumes less power.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB visited the STPs which are under construction in Durgam Cheruvu, Kokapet and Attapur areas on 03-01-2023. He said that the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) being constructed at Durgam Cheruvu will be made available within a month.
The Durgam Cheruvu STP, which is being constructed with 7 MLD capacity using sequencing batch reactor technology, has been completed by 95 percent and will be made available within a month. Accordingly, the officials were instructed to increase the speed of the construction in three shifts by following appropriate safety measures. In all STP areas, it is suggested to plant the trees for pleasant weather, gardening for greenery.
The works of 31 STPs being constructed in three packages by Jalamandali at a cost of Rs.3866.41 crores are going on at a fast pace with the aim of 100% sewage treatment in Hyderabad city. At present, 1950 million gallons of sewage is generated daily within Hyderabad Urban Agglomeration. Of this, 1650 million gallons is produced in the GHMC area. 772 million gallons of sewage is being treated through the existing 25 sewage treatment plants under GHMC. The Telangana government has taken up the construction of 31 new STPs to treat remaining 878 million gallons of sewage in the first phase to treat the sewage generated for the estimated year 2036.
In this, STPs with a capacity of 978 MLD will be completed by June and remaining by November 2023 with the aim to treat 100 percent sewerage within the GHMC.
The New Year 2023 celebrations held at Board office on 02-01-2023. Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director wished all the Board Directors, Staff, Employees and the Consumers a Happy New Year 2023 and unveiled the JEA Diary & calendar and later he cut the new year cake on the occasion. The MD said that it has been 7 years since he took charge as the Managing Director of Jalmandali and he considers it a prestigious event.
He said.. last year, the HMWSSB have taken up major projects like Laying of foundation stone for Sunkishala Intake Well Project, Construction of 31 New STPs, ORR Phase-2 Reservoirs and other important projects. At present the works are going on fast and they will be completed soon. Also he said that reforms like Special Protection Team (SPT), Annual Maintenance System (AMS) and Geo tagging have been done for quick disposal. The MD said that under the guidance of CM KCR and Minister KTR, more new projects will be initiated this year. The state government has entrusted many responsibilities to the Board and has managed them effectively. The MD appreciated Jalamandali officials and engineers for their effort and called upon to continue to provide better services to the people with collective efforts.
All Board Directors, CGMs, GMs, Managers, Jalamandali Engineers Association President S. Rajasekhar, General Secretary Hari Shankar and others participated in the program.
Under the administration of the Chief Minister of the Telangana State Sri K. Chandrashekar Rao, with the guidance of Municipal Minister Sri K.T. Rama Rao and the leadership of Managing Director Sri M. Dana Kishore, the HMWSSB is receiving the appreciation all over for efficiently managing the supply of drinking water and sewage treatment in the city. Expanding its scope to provide better services to the people, it has expanded its services by providing drinking water to the villages inside the outer ring road along with GHMC and taking on the responsibility of sewerage management in the suburbs of the city. The state government has entrusted the HMWSSB with the responsibility of designing for the construction of underground drainage and flood water canal systems in the vicinity of the Yadadri Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy Temple, Yadagirigutta Municipality. This responsibility has been efficiently managed and completed by the Water Board.
HMWSSB provides transparent services to the customers by providing advanced technology from time to time. More robust plans have been drawn up to further strengthen the water supply and sewage treatment system in accordance with the growing population. From the stage where there was not enough drinking water in the summer, today the HMWSSB has reached the stage of Drinking Water Supply all over the year in the city as well as the suburban villages.
Milestones in 2022
1. Projects like Sunkishala for the supply of drinking water to the city even if there is drought for 5 consecutive years.
2. 31 new sewage treatment plants (STPs) and FSTPs are under progress with advanced sequencing batch reactor technology.
3. Providing septic tank cleaning services to customers at low cost. This is the progress achieved by the water body in the last eight years. Along with the current achievements, the future goals are set and moving towards achieving them.
1. Sunkishala Water Supply Project
The state government has undertaken the Sunkishala project in a prestigious manner to ensure that the city of Hyderabad never face the water scarcity. Already Krishna and Godavari drinking water supply is being provided to the people of the city through Jalamandali in various phases. The government is taking steps to prevent any problems in the future by making plans in advance. Keshavapur Reservoir at Kondapochamma Sagar for Godavari water and Sunkishala for Krishna water is being undertaken.
On May 14, 2022, State Municipal Minister KTR also laid the foundation stone for Sunkishala Intake Well Project near Nagarjunasagar. The work is under progress rapidly with the aim of completing the entire project by June 2023.
2. Construction of 31 new STPs for 100 percent sewage treatment
The Jalmandali is already treating the sewage that is generated daily in the city. Another step has been taken to expand it further. 31 new sewage treatment plants (STPs) are being constructed at a cost of Rs.3,866.41 crore with the aim of 100 percent sewerage treatment in the city.
3. Water Supply to ORR Areas
Jalamandali, which has already completed phase-1 of ORR at a cost of around Rs.700 crores, has now started phase-2 works. ORR-2 project has been undertaken to provide drinking water to Gram Panchayats, Municipalities, Municipal Corporations, Housing Layouts and Gated Communities under ORR with a cost of Rs.1200 crores. The project has been designed with new reservoirs of 137 million liters capacity, in lets, out lets, new pipeline system of 2,863 kms providing water connections to BPL families and constructing chlorination rooms. Plans are written to meet current needs as well as future needs. It is estimated that the population in these areas will increase to 33.92 lakh by 2036 and this project has been designed to provide sufficient water to the growing population. If this entire project is completed, 2 lakh new families will get drinking water connections under the ORR. Minister KTR laid the foundation stone for these works on January 24, 2022. This project is being carried out in two packages.
Safety of workers is important
Jalamandali has taken appropriate protective measures for its workers in the context of the government's directives to ensure that safety standards are strictly followed at workplaces and to ensure that no untoward incidents take place. Conducted safety vigils in all divisions to create awareness on precautions to be taken while performing duties. In this, the workers and staff were made aware of the implementation of SPO (Standard Operating Procedure) guidelines in sanitation work, the performance of safety equipment, how to use them, precautions to be taken while cleaning man holes and first aid in case of any accident in the course of duty.
SPT Teams for Monitoring of all HMWSSB Works
A new system has been introduced in HMWSSB for further monitoring of safety standards at workplaces. Teams were formed under the name of Safety Protocol Team with the slogan "Work Site Safety is Public Safety". Six teams were formed for six watershed circles. Each team consists of one engineer, one constable, one home guard cum driver. A Chief Vigilance Officer is in charge of all these teams. They constantly monitor the safety measures at the various work sites undertaken by the Jalamandali in the city. Pipeline expansion, sewerage works, leakage prevention works, manhole repairs, etc. ensure strict adherence to safety measures at every work site. If there is no protective equipment or barricades in any work place, these teams will set them up. Proper lighting, installation of radium indicators and compliance of safety measures in night work areas are monitored. This new system has been brought in with the idea to prevent any accidents in the work places. 6 vehicles have been specially allocated for them. These were inaugurated by Minister KTR on September 24, 2022 at the NCC campus by waving the flag.
Steps towards Digital Transformation.
Jalamandali has been taken up important steps towards digital transformation for future developments. The IT cell has been strengthened and more mobile apps are being made available for reaching out to the users, quick resolution of problems, billing and other services. Jalamandali proposed to launch a new app for social audit on time management and quality of water supply. Details like water supply time and water quality will be collected through this app from about 6 thousand people for each water supply cycle. Through this, water supply will be improved. At present, the employees are being given comprehensive training on the apps and online media used by Jalamandali.
Establishment of drinking water camps for Vinayaka devotees
Drinking water has been made available for 24 hours at all festival seasons including the water supply arranged to the devotees on the Ganesh Immersion days. Jalamandali Quality Assurance Teams (QATs) occasionally test the quality of fresh water in the water camps and take appropriate precautions to ensure that chlorine levels are adequate.
Orientation training program for Managers
Orientation training program to the newly appointed managers conducted on February 15, 2022 at Engineering Staff College of India, Gachibowli for five days. The training was given on drinking water, sewage water treatment, projects, finance, personnel, NRW (non-revenue water), Customer care, transmission etc.
Waiver of drinking water bill of Rs.520 crore
The government has fulfilled the promise made to the citizens during the GHMC elections in 2020. To this extent, the government has waived off Rs.520 crores of water bills for 13 months from December 2020 to December 2021.
Special activities during rainy season
Jalamandali organized a special program called Monsoon Safety Walk to prevent any accidents to the public during monsoons. A team headed by the manager of each O&M section toured the entire area and identified damaged manholes and installed safety grills, barricades, warning boards, indicator boards and red flags are installed in the areas where the flood water is standing.
A total of 16 Monsoon Safety Teams have been formed with five members in each team to be continuously available throughout the city during the rainy season. Special vehicles are available for them 24 hours a day. These vehicles have a dewater motor with a generator to immediately go and remove the water if there is standing water anywhere.
Twin reservoirs with full of Water
Heavy rains in the city this year have resulted in flooding of the twin reservoirs Himayatsagar and Osman Sagar (Gandipet). They have reached full water levels. Due to this, the gates of these were lifted many a times and the flood water was released downstream.
Awards to Jalamandali
This year, Jalamandali has reaped a harvest of awards. In addition to the Excellence Award in the second National Water and Sanitation Summit organized by the Union Water Ministry last year, it also won the second prize at the national level in the Best Communication Campaign (External) category organized by the Public Relations Society of India (PRSI). It is remarkable that two of them are coming at the national level.
Telangana Water Conservation Award - 2021
Telangana Water Conservation Award - 2021 has been awarded to Jalmandali for building rainwater harvesting theme park, organizing awareness programs like WaLC, Jalam-Jeevam in partnership with NGOs to create awareness about water conservation among city dwellers, constructing RWH Structures and rehabilitating them annually. Telangana Water Resources Development Corporation presented this award in the category of best public and private organizations.
Two PRSI Awards Hyderabad Chapter 2022
Jalamandali won two awards in the civic relations category. Public Relations Society of India (PRSI) Hyderabad Chapter organized 3rd Telangana State Public Relations Conference along with Golden Jubilee celebrations to mark 50 years. Jalamandali has got awards for coffee table book titled 'Water for All.. Excellence through Innovation' and for a video production called 'Jalageetham' to explain the value of water and to adopt the reuse, recycle and reduce the wastage of water.
Two PRSI National Level Awards 2022
In the competitions conducted by the Public Relations Society of India (PRSI) in various categories, Jalmandali won the first and third prizes in the best communication campaign and public awareness categories. The awards were presented by Kailash Vishwas Sarang, Minister of Medical Education, at the PRSI National Summit held on December 25, 2022 in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
Visit of Delhi Jal Board officials
A team of Delhi Jal Board officials visited on August 29, 2022 to study the billing system, technology utilization and revenue aspects adopted by the water board. The team visited Madapur and Prashasan Nagar areas and inspected the performance of meters and other aspects.
Board Vice Chairman Saurabh Bhardwaj also visited on 24th December 2022. He came to study the reforms being undertaken in the revenue and IT departments of Jalamandali. The MD has explained the topics through a power point presentation at the Board office.
29-12-2022- Two PRSI National Award to HMWSSB
HMWSSB won two national level awards First and Third prizes from Public Relations Society of India (PRSI) for the Best Communication Campaign and Public Awareness done by HMWSSB in the year 2022. The awards presented by Sro Kailash Vishwas Sarang, Minister of Medical Education of Madhya Pradesh, at the 44th National Summit of PRSI held in Bhopal from 25 to 27 this month.
These awards were competed with Indian Oil Corporation, NMDC, L&T, Mangalore Refinery, Nuclear Power Corporation, HMR, Bharat Petroleum, ITC and other leading companies.
The PR team K. Manohara Chary, OSD(PRO) and K. Subash, PRO handed over the awards to Sri M. Dana Kishore, MD at Board office on 29-12-2022. The MD has expressed his happiness and appreciated the PR team on the occasion.
Delhi Jal Board Vice Chairman Saurabh Bhardwaj visited Jalamandali on 24-12-2022 to study the reforms that are being implemented in the Revenue and IT Departments of HMWSSB. Sri M. Dana Kishore, MD, HMWSSB honored Sri Saurabh Bhardwaj with a shawl and presented a memento on the occasion. Later, the MD explained about the Billing System adopted by the Board, the Technology used, Revenue, IT, Online Services, SPT etc. through a power point presentation. V.L Praveen Kumar, Director Revenue, T.V. Sridhar, CGM and others attended the meeting.
Christmas celebrations held at Board office 20.12.2022. Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Direcctor, HMWSSB greeted all the employees and staff of HMWSSB on occasion "A Very Happy Christmas".
Jesus Christ said two important things, that are to respect everyone and to love your neighbour as yourself. Both of these seem easy to see, but are said to be difficult in practice, MD said. It is said that only the good things we do in life remain forever. The MD said that all festivals will be celebrated in the Board regardless of religion. Later, Pastor Peter Samuel delivered his sermon and arranged songs on Jesus.
Board Directors Ajmira Krishna, M. Swamy,. D. Sridhar Babu, VL. Praveen Kumar, B. Vasudeva Naidu and other officials and staff participated in the celebrations.
HMWSSB has conducted preliminary investigation on the incident of contaminated water supply in Mailardevpalli in Ranga Reddy District on 14-12-2022. Dr. M. Satyanarayana, ED, QAT General Manager visited the area and collected the water samples from the reservoir and consumer houses for Quality Testing and declared that no sign of water contamination in the area.
The QAT report stated that there are no harmful residues in the water even in the bacterial tests in the HMWSSB Central Laboratory in samples. Chlorine was found to be 0.5 ppm. The samples collected during the supply is good and did not contain any pathogens supplied by the water board.
The sample collected at house no.8-2-133, Mughal Colony, near the houses where this incident took place, was also found to be fit for drinking.
It is known that two of the dead (Afreen Sultana and Mohammad Qaisar) died after suffering from other medical reasons. When HMWSSB inquired about the details of the victims who were treated in the two hospitals as reported in some electronic media, it was learned that no persons with those names were admitted in the hospitals because of water contamination.
The Water Board requested the public not to believe the rumors that the water supplied by the Water Board is not safe. The drinking water supplied by HMWSSB will be filtered after a three-step purification process by the quality analysis tests in the respective laboratories. The Water Board officials are planned to register a police case against the people who spread these rumours against the HMWSSB.
Responding to the tweet by a netizen's video of a boy "Umar" resident of Rajendranagar Golden City Colony, Pillar No. 248 by display of placard on the occasion of Children's Day appealing to Sri K.T. Rama Rao, Hon'ble Minister for MA&UD regarding water supply problems in their area and requested to resolve their problem.
Sri M. Dana Kishore,IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB on the advice of the Minister immediately visited the Golden City Colony and met the boy "Umar" and colony members in the area and inquired about the problem. Meanwhile, the HMWSSB has already sanctioned Rs.2.85 crore for laying of water supply pipeline to this colony. However, as part of monsoon precautions, the GHMC has banned cutting of roads till October 31. Due to this, the construction of the pipeline has been delayed. The MD explained the issue to the residents of Golden City and assured them to complete the pipeline work in the next two weeks and till then, the HMWSSB will supply drinking water to the colony through water tankers.
By the immediate action of the MD, HMWSSB, Minister Sri K.T. Rama Rao congratulated Sri M. Dana Kishore, by tweeting him on twitter for his early action to meet the boy and colony residents in Golden City Colony and assured them to solve the problem.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB inspected the STPs which are under construction at Amberpet, Nallacheruvu and Nagole on 10-11-2022 and inquired about the progress of three STPs from the concerned officials and agencies and instructed to complete the construction works of sewage treatment plants (STP) by June' 2023.
During the visit the Managing Director expressed his displeasure over the construction company delaying the work without deploying sufficient number of workers and advised to increase the number of workers, materials and machinery available and speed up the works within the stipulated time. The MD has suggested that the works are to be done in three shifts and the necessary electro-mechanical equipment should be utilized and made top priority for safety measures at all the worksites.
The MD has said, since the STP at Nagole is the largest among other STP's with a capacity of 320.00 MLD he instructed the officials to study feasibility conditions for the construction of a Rainwater Harvesting Theme Park or a Rock Garden along with an HMWSSB office establishment at Nagole STP site and suggested to give top priority for landscaping to promote greenery and environmental protection at all STPs premises.
Dr. M. Satyanarayana, Executive Director, D. Sridhar Babu, Director Projects, CGMs, GMs, DGMs and representatives of construction companies accompanied the program.
Details of STP's under Construction:
The HMWSSB is constructing a total of 31 Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) in Greater Hyderabad with an ambitions of treating 1257.50 MLDs (Million Liters Per Day) of sewage under three packages at a cost of Rs. 3,800 Crore with an intension of 100 percent sewage treatment in the city. As a part of this, in Package-I, 8 STPs are being constructed in Alwal, Malkajgiri, Kapra, Uppal Circles with a cost of Rs.1230.21 crore. The total capacity of these STP's is 402.50 MLDs. In Package-II, 6 STPs are being constructed at a cost of Rs.1355.33 crore in Rajendranagar and LB Nagar Circles with a capacity of 480.50 MLDs. In Package-III, 17 STPs are being constructed at a cost of Rs.1280.87 crore in Kukatpally, Kuthbullapur and Serilingampally Circles with the capacity of 376.5 MLDs.
The HMWSSB has given appointment letters to eight people on compassionate grounds on 05-11-2022. Compassionate appointments are applicable to the families of HMWSSB employees who died while on duty. All the eight incumbents were assigned to different HMWSSB divisions. Last year 91, this year till now 62,... about 150 compassionate appointments have been made in HMWSSB during last 2 years.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, Managing Director, IAS, HMWSSB reviewed O&M, transmission, revenue, MCC, single window cell, AMS and other issues related to HMWSSB with the concerned officers at Board office on 05-11-2022. The MD suggested that the applications for new water connections to the single window cell should be resolved within the deadline and also an early action must be taken to resolve the complaints received by the MCC. All the GMs, CGMs and DGMs are instructed to conduct a review of SWCs and MCCs in their area from time to time and resolve the issues.
The MD has stressed the importance of digital transformation in the board in coming days. The IT Cell is being strengthened and more mobile apps are being made available for getting closer to the users, quick resolution of problems, billing and other services. A new app will be launched for social audit on time management and quality in water supply with the details like water supply timings and quality of water will be collected from about six thousand people each day through this app. The aim is to improve the water supply and quality of the water supply. The employees will be given a comprehensive training on these apps and working system.
The MD instructed the officials to focus on the collection of dues from commercial and non-free water scheme connections. He made it clear that the dues are to be collected from the defaulters and if not the connection are to be removed.
The MD directed officials to strictly follow the AMS procedure for O&M works, follow safety protocol strictly at all the work sites by deploying barricades and other precautionary measure.
Four employees who worked in different cadres in HMWSSB retired on 01-11-2022. HMWSSB SC and ST Employees Welfare Association President and Water Works Employees Union Telangana Working President G. Lakshminarayana are among those who have retired.
Sri D. Sridhar Babu, Director Personnel honored the retiring employees. Speaking on the occasion, he said G. Lakshminarayana has worked for the welfare of SC and ST employees by bringing their problems to the attention of the board and solving them while providing services in the Water Board as an employee.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS Managing Director, HMWSSB has inspected the manhole repair works in Tarnaka and Lalapet areas in Secunderabad on 31-10-2022. He inspected the sewerage pre-management works and ordered the officials to adopt the safety protocol measures strictly at all the work sites by displaying signboards, barricades etc.
Later, the MD has visited the colonies in Tarnaka and Lalapet and enquired about the water supply system and water quality by interacting with the people. He also enquired about the 20 KL Free Drinking Water Supply Scheme with the people and suggested that there is still opportunity to register for the free water supply scheme by aadhar linkage and installation of new water meters. Later he inspected the chlorination room in the reservoir premises in Tarnaka. The GM, DGMs and others accompanied the MD during the field visit.
Ekta Diwas was celebrated at Board office on 31.10.2022. Sri D. Sridhar Babu, Director Personnel administered the message of "Ekta Divas" with HMWSSB staff and officials.
On the occasion the directors said that it is a great opportunity to celebrate Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary as Ekta Diwas, who served the country and worked for the unity and integrity of the nation. Everyone of us follow the footsteps of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel for the unity and development of the country.
The HMWSSB Managing Director Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS visited slums / bastis in Shaikpet Division and Division 6 and personally examined the water supply, quality, sewage management and reservoir level monitoring system in the slums on 28-10-2022.
During the visits the Managing Director has observed that the sewerage was overflowing on the main road at OU colony in Shaikpet division and expressed his anger on the officials who were negligent in sewage management and directed the vigilance officials to conduct a detailed inquiry into the negligence in sewage management.
Later, he inspected the reservoir in Shaikpet and reviewed the performance of the newly established online reservoir water level monitoring system and expressed satisfaction and directed the officials to ensure that there is no littering in the reservoir premises.
The MD has also visited Doodkhana Basti of Banjara Hills in Division-6 and talked to the Basthi people and inquired about the supply of drinking water and checked the water quality himself and expressed his satisfaction. People were asked whether there were any problems in drinking water supply and sewage management and about 20 KL water supply scheme like Adhar integration and installation of new meters etc.,
The MD advised the authorities to take steps to issue e-bills instead of manual bills and directed to ensure that there are no problems of low pressure in water supply and water of quality.
CGM Prabhu, GMs Harishankar, Nagender, Corporator Manne Kavita Reddy and others participated in this program.
13 employees working in the Board have been promoted as Technical Officers (TO’s) having Diploma and B.Tech qualifications working in various sections. Sri D. Sridhar Babu, Director Personnel and other senior officers congratulated the promoted employees.
Maharshi Valmiki Jayanthi celebrations was held in Board office on 09.10.2022. On the occasion, the Board employees paid floral tributes to Maharshi Valmiki’s portrait and spoke about Valmiki’s greatness.
The ongoing Bathukamma celebrations are in full swing in HMWSSB office for the last four days. The women employees of the Board enthusiastically participating in the Bathukamma celebrations. The Board office looks a festive atmosphere with flower decorations.
Freedom fighter and Telangana movement leader Sri Konda Laxman Bapuji's birth celebrations held at HMWSSB Board office on 27-09-2022.
Sri M. Dana Kishore,IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB paid floral tributes to the portrait of Konda Laxman Bapuji. On this occasion, the MD said, Konda Laxman Bapuji worked for the progress of weaker sections and struggled for achievement of Telangana State of his entire life.
Chakali Ilamma Jayanthi was celebrated in a grand manner at HMWSSB Board office on 26-09-2022. Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB paid tributes to Ilamma's portrait. On the occasion, Managing Director said, Chakali Ilamma was great inspiration to fight bravely against landlords who are doing injustice to the common people during Nizam’s era. Ilamma, who fought for Land, for Food and for the Liberation of Bonded Labour, spread the struggle of the people of Telangana to the world.
Sri K.T. Rama Rao, Minister for MA&UD inspected the progress of ongoing construction works of STPs at Fatehnagar and Kokapet on 24-09-2022.
The Minister has directed the officials to speed up the construction works of Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) and advised to take special measures to ensure that the people in the surrounding areas are not inconvenienced by the construction of STPs. The officials were advised to arrange gardening and walking tracks in the premises of STPs with the help of HMDA and to prepare plans for this. He said that the construction of STPs should be completed early so that the sewage generated in the city can be treated to a full extent.
Construction of 31 STPs in three packages:
The HMWSSB has undertaken 31 STPs at a cost of Rs.3,800.00 crore in Greater Hyderabad with the aim of treating 1257.50 MLDs (million liters per day) of sewage under three packages. As part of this, in Package-I, 8 STPs are being constructed in Alwal, Malkajgiri, Kapra, Uppal Circle areas with a cost of Rs.1230.21 crore. The total capacity of these is 402.50 MLDs. In Package-II Rajendranagar and LB Nagar circle areas Rs. 6 STPs are being constructed at a cost of 1355.33 crores. 480.50 MLDs of sewage is treated here. In Package-III, 17 STPs are being constructed at a cost of Rs.1280.87 crore in Kukatpally, Quthbullapur and Serilingampally circle areas. The total capacity of these is 376.5 MLDs.
Fatehnagar STP Details:
The STP to be built in Fatehnagar as part of Package-III was laid the foundation stone by Sri K.T. Rama Rao few months ago. A capacity of 133.0 MLD of sewage will be treated regularly through this STP, which is being constructed in an area of 11 acres. Sewage from Balanagar, Jeedimetla, Kukatpally, Suraram and Jagadgirigutta is treated at this Fatenagar STP. It is being built for a population of 9.84 lakhs. Sequential batch reactor technology will be used in this STP.
Kokapet STP Details:
Under Package-II, a 15 MLD capacity sewage treatment plant is being constructed at a cost of Rs.33.67 crores at Kokapet in Rajendranagar area on the south side of Musi. Sequential batch reactor technology will be used in this STP.
Flag-off Safety Protocol Vehicles.
Sri K.T. Rama Rao flagged off the latest initiative of HMWSSB the Safety Protocol Team vehicles at NCC campus.
The HMWSSB has initiated Safety Protocol Vehicles for each GHMC circle with an aim "Worksite Safety is Public Safety" to monitor the safety measures at various work sites. A new system has been made available to ensure that safety measures are strictly followed at every work place such as pipe line expansion, sewerage works, leakage prevention works, manhole repairs undertaken by the water board. Each team consists of one engineer, one constable, one home guard cum driver. Chief Vigilance Officer of HMWSSB is in charge of all these teams.
System Features of Safety Protocol:
These vehicles are equipped with protective equipment to be used at work sites. If there is no protective equipment or barricades in any work place, these teams will set them up. These teams will monitor security measures such as installation of indicators are followed or not. This new system has been set up with the idea to prevent and avoid accidents if any at the work sites.
Sri Arvind Kumar, Special Chief Secretary, MA&UD, Sri M. Dana Kishore, MD, HMWSSB, Dr. M. Satyanarayana, ED, HMWSSB, D. Sridhar Babu, Director Projects, VL Praveen Kumar, Director Revenue, Director Operations Ajmira Krishna, M. Swamy, Chief Vigilance Officer Ravi Chandran Reddy participated in this program.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has inspected the drinking water camps set up by HMWSSB for Vinayaka immersion at People's Plaza on 09-09-2022. He said that drinking water is provided every year for the devotees who come for Vinayaka immersion. A total of 196 drinking water camps have been set up across the city this year along the route of Shobhayatra for Vinayaka immersion.
The MD said that 30.72 lakh water sachets have been made available for the devotees. He directed the officials that the chlorine levels in the water should be tested from time to time and see there are no water leakages, sewerage overflow and broken manholes in the areas where the immersion procession takes place.
Prajakavi Kaloji Narayana Rao’s birth anniversary is celebrated in a befitting manner at the HMWSS Board office on 09-09-2022. The HMWSSB officials, employees paid tributes to Kaloji's photograph by placing floral garlands.
Due to continuous rains in the city for the past few days, the Himayat Sagar and Osman Sagar (Gandipet) reservoirs are reached full tank level. In this context, on 08.09.2022, the two gates of Himayatsagar reservoir are raised by one foot and discharged 678 cusecs of water, and another two gates of Osman Sagar are raised by two feet and discharged 442 cusecs of water into Musi river. Meanwhile, the inflow of 500 cusecs to Himayat Sagar and 600 cusecs to Osman Sagar is continuing. On this occasion, the Water Board has advised the people to be careful about the catchment areas of the Musi river.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB conducted a special review on the revenue at the Board office on 01-09-2022. He said the HMWSSB has decided to conduct a special drive for next two months for the collection of old dues and current bills of domestic and non-domestic Water & Sewerage Bills. Dues will be collected from those who are not eligible for the free water scheme of 20,000 liters per month provided by the government and who have not registered for the free water scheme.
For this, 200 meter readers are being temporarily appointed for two months at the rate of 5 per sub-division and also, there will be a disconnection gang for each sub-division and they will remove the connections of users who do not pay their dues.
The MD said that the government has already waived the bills of Rs.520 crores for 13 months from December 2020 to December 2021 to all household consumers and still many consumers in the city have not yet applied for the free drinking water scheme. Bills will be collected from customers who have not registered for this scheme from January this year. He said that those who do not get the free drinking water scheme (non-free water connections) are paying only Rs.7.0 crores while they are supposed to pay Rs.22 crores every month. He said that along with these bills, old dues will also be collected in a special drive.
The MD said, the consumers will be given notices to pay the dues and otherwise the connections will be removed. He said that the target is to collect 30 percent of the arrears in addition to the total collection of the current bills. This special drive is being conducted with the aim of collecting arrears of Rs.100 crore.
Sri V.L. Praveen Kumar, Director Revenue, Director Operations Ajmira Krishna, M. Swamy, CGMs, GMs, DGMs and others officials attended the meeting.
Sri M. Dana Kishore,IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB hold special review with the officials on 30-08-2022 pertains to the arrangements for providing drinking water to the devotees for the ensuing Vinayaka immersion. The QAT teams must be alert by testing the quality of water from time to time.
The MD has also instructed to take special measures to avoid any sewage problems at all the areas wherever the installation of Ganesh Mandaps. They also must ensure that all manholes must have fixed with covers and safety grills at all the deep manholes.
Sri VL Praveen Kumar, Director (Revenue), Ajmira Krishna, Director (Operations-2), CGMs, GMs and Managers participated in the meeting.
A four-member team of Delhi Jal Board officials Pooja Jain, IAS Officer, Finance Member, Virender Kumar Chief Engineer (Water), Amit Jain, Revenue Director, Adesh Kumar, EE (Water) visited HMWSSB on 29-08-2022 to study the various projects, operations and maintenance, the billing system of HMWSSB and the technology used for revenue aspects. They visited Madapur and Prashasan Nagar areas of O&M Division - 6 and 15 and examined the performance of the meters used and the technology used for billing system. Later, the team visited Rainwater Harvesting Theme Park in Jubilee Hills and learned about the methods and programs being undertaken by HMWSSB for water conservation aspects.
Finally, the team members met Sri M. Dana Kishore, MD, HMWSSB and briefed their observations during the field trip. Sri VL Praveen Kumar Director Revenue explained through a power point presentation on the HMWSSB billing system, the technology used and the method adoption for revenue collection to the Delhi Jal Board officials.
Sri M. Prabhu, CGM Revenue, GMs S. Rajasekhar, S. Harishankar, G. Damodar Reddy, K. Sairamana, OSD J. Satyanarayana and others participated in this program.
Sri M. Dana Kishore,IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB directed the officials to pay special attention for fresh water supply and proper sewage management in view of the Vinayaka Chavithi celebrations for the next 10 days from 31st of this month.
Speaking on this occasion through teleconference with all CGMs and GMs, the MD has suggested that the preliminary management of sewage shall be completed like damaged manholes and uncovered manholes prior to commence the festival.
In view of the large-scale Vinayaka mandapas being set up across the city, he ordered to ensure that no sewage overflow and the Airtech machines shall be made available round the clock.
On the occasion of Vinayaka immersion day, the MD has instructed the officials to make necessary arrangements to provide free drinking water to all the devotees in the procession.
As part of the 75th Indian Independence Celebrations, the HMWSSB organized a large-scale Tiranga bike rally and blood donation camp on 17-08-2022 in association with Jalamandali Engineers Association and HMWSSB Unions. Sri M. Dana Kishore,IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has flagged off the bike rally at Board office. The bike rally covered an area of 8 Kilometers en-routed Khairatabad, NTR Marg, Tank Bund, Necklace Road back to office. More than a thousand HMWSSB employees including Directors, Women employees participated in the bike rally enchanting the slogans of Bharat Mataki Jai and Vande Mataram by waving Tri- Colour Indian Flags and showed their patriotism. Later, the MD presented certificates to the employees who participated in the blood donated camp.
As part of Swatantra Bharata Vajrotsawal, a collective National Anthem singing program was held at Board office and at all the Divisional and Sub-Divisional offices of HMWSSB across the city on 16.08.2022 morning. All the Directors, Staff, Union Members participated in the program and sung the National Anthem collectively.
The 75th Independence Day celebrations held on 15-08-2022 at Board office. Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB unveiled the National Flag. Speaking on this occasion, the MD said that our country's independence is the result of the priceless sacrifices of many nobles and the spirit of the country's freedom struggle should continue. He wished that everyone should enjoy the basic rights granted by the constitution and that everyone should follow the basic duties responsibly.
All the Directors and senior officers of the Board, Staff members, Union Members participated in the program.
On the auspicious occasion of India 75 years of Independence and Azadi Ka Amrut Mahoschav, the HMWSSB has organized Vana Mahotsava program at Himayatsagar on 10-08-2022. Dr. M. Satyanarayana, Executive Director and other Directors and Staff Members of HMWSSB participated in the Plantation Program. Sri K. Mohan, Divisional Forest Officer of HMWSSB coordinated the Plantation Program.
The government has decided to go for performance review and annual audit of private sewage treatment plants (STPs) within the outer ring road vide G.O No. 292 issued on 30.07.2022. HMWSSB is taking up “Performance Evaluation and Annual Audit of Private Sewerage Treatment Plants” upto ORR Limits through Environmental Enforcement Cell (EEC) of MA&UD as directed by the State Government.
From 1st August, HMWSSB and EEC team will conduct direct inspection and audit of the private STPs already in use. Inlet and outlet parameters as well as various technical aspects are examined and audited by these teams.
All the consumers having private sewerage treatment plant in their premises are requested to register their STPs details in online portal on https://eec.telangana.gov.in and get audited and cooperate with EEC and HMWSSB officials. Further the consumers are requested to pay an amount of Rs. 5000/- user charges for performance evaluation and audit purpose.
Defaulting in payment of the user charges of Rs.5000/-, may entail revoking 20KL free water supply and also disconnection of their water supply connections.
A workshop on city level water conservation and rain water utilization was held at Board office, Khairatabad on 29-07-2022. The program organized by Water Aid in collaboration with HMWSSB, Telangana State Water Resource Development Corporation and Telangana State Ground Water Department. Sri Dana Kishore, MD, HMWSSB, Sri V. Prakash, TSWRDC Chairman, Sri Dr. Pandit, Director of Ground Water Department attended the program.
Water Aid organization... is conducting awareness programs for water conservation in the city in association with HMWSSB and various government agencies for longer time. Recently, the programs of this organization to augment the groundwater in Kukatpally area have been successful. With this, it is time to expand these programs across the city, said Rajesh Ranga Rajan, Director of State Programs of Water Aid.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, MD, HMWSSB said that if water is not wasted... it is like saving. Educated people have been asked to be more responsible towards saving water and also take the lead in making others aware. It is our responsibility to use water wisely and protect water resources.
HMWSSB has undertaken many programs for water conservation every year. A large-scale water conservation program “Water Leadership and Conservation (WaLC)“ has been done to promote water saving activates to save water by conducting various programmes like Jala Bhagyam, Jalam Jeevam, Awareness Runs involving various Public Representatives, RWAs, NGOs. The HMWSSB has constructed thousands of RWH Pits across the city at various occasions.
The HMWSSB is supplying water from Krishna and Godavari rivers free of charge to meet the water needs of the city dwellers after spending a lot of effort from far away areas. Therefore, he suggested that water should not be wasted.
Sri V. Prakash, Chairman, TSWRDC said that water conservation is possible only through peoples participation. The RWH Theme Park which was constructed by HMWSSB is amazing and the same is being replicating in other states.
Various NGO representatives, members of RWAs, Basthi Vikas Manch members and other organizations participated on occasion.
Due to heavy rains in the city for the last few days, the twin reservoirs Osmansagar (Gandipet) and Himayat Sagar reservoirs are flooded with Full Tank Levels, the 13 gates of Osman Sagar and 8 gates of Himayat Sagar are lifted on 27-07-2022 and released into the Musi river.
Sri M. Dana Kishore,IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB inspected the Twin Reservoirs and observed the flood flow situation. The MD has advised Police Department to enhance security measures at the two reservoirs and asked catchment areas to cooperate with the Government. P. Ravi Kumar, Director (Technical), T. Dasharatha Reddy, CGM(Transmission), GMs, DGMs and other officials participated in this program.
Due to huge inflow in River Godavari for the last few days which was not witnessed during last 100 years, huge flow of run off about 12 lakh cusecs with high turbidity content reaching 800 NTU (Nephelometric Turbidity Unit) more than 20 times normal.
The HMWSSB draws 172 MGD water daily foreshore of Yellampally Barrage near Murmur. This Raw water is pumped to Bommakal and thereby to Mallaram WTP. Treated water is pumping to twin cities for meeting needs of GHMC and enrooted (ORR) villages. These sudden surge inflows of Godavari River resulted increase of turbidity twenty times against normal turbidity level of 8 to 10 NTU.
With the previous experience, the entire Engineering wing of Transmission circle chalked out war footing prgramme. This critical situation appraised to MD, HMWSSB who immediately approved a budget of Rs. 20 lakhs under Emergency sanction to meet current situation and without disruption of operation for procurement of Poly Aluminum Chloride (PAC). After required chemicals like procured of PAC from other states was much effective compared to regular ferric Alum.
Additional arrangements were also made deploying technicians to monitor turbidity levels of raw water having Ploy Aluminum Chloride dosing arrangements. This combined efforts resulted in maintaining normal turbidity levels in Treated water without any interruption in treated water supply to twin cities has been achieved.
Sri M. Dana Kishore,IAS Managing Director, HMWSSB visited Basthi Areas in Miyapur Section along with the officials as a part of inspection on second day on 14-07-2022. He instructed the officials to take strict action to prevent drinking water from getting contaminated in the wake of rains. the MD tested the quality of drinking water and expressed satisfaction and inquired the people about the water supply and the quality of water supplied, also asked whether the free drinking water scheme coming is utilized by the people of the basthi.
The MD also advised the officials to take proper precautions so that drinking water is not contaminated anywhere and to be more cautious towards the slums and low-lying areas. He suggested that chlorine tablets should be distributed house to house and people should be made aware of how to use them to purify water. If any complaints received about polluted water in MCC, should be resolved immediately and until the problem is resolved, water should be supplied temporarily through tankers.
The MD also instructed the officials to be cautious about sewage overflow problems anywhere, should be taken care immediately so that the people do not face any inconvenience. It is advised to pay special attention to the areas where sewage frequently overflows. Safety protocol should be strictly followed while doing the work and barricades should be set up without fail.
Sri.Vijaya Rao, CGM, Sri.S.Rajasekhar,GM, DGM and Manager and others accompanied the inspection.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS Managing Director, HMWSSB has instructed the officials to remain alert in the course of incessant rains in the city for the last few days. On 13-07-2022, the MD has visited the areas around Patigadda Reservoir in Begumpet and personally tested the drinking water quality. He expressed satisfaction that water is being supplied with proper quality. He interacted with the local residents and inquired about the quality of water supply.
He stated that the Water Board has paid special attention to the quality of drinking water due to heavy rains in the city for the past week & special measures are being taken to ensure that there is adequate chlorine in the drinking water supplied.
For this, the Water Board is adopting a three-step chlorination process, in the first phase, the process of chlorination is being carried out at the water treatment plants (WTP), in the second phase, chlorination is being done at the Main Balancing Reservoirs (MBR) and finally booster chlorination is being done at the service reservoirs. He said that precautions are being taken to ensure that the quality of drinking water supplied to the people is 0.5 ppm of chlorine according to ISO 10500 – 2012 standards.
The HMWSSB has so far distributed 5 lakh chlorine tablets in flood-affected areas, slums and low-lying areas and another 5 lakh chlorine tablets have been kept ready for distribution.
The HMWSSB has formed 16 Monsoon Safety Teams for emergency services in the Monsoon and each team will have five members and special vehicles have been made available for these teams 24 hours a day. He said that these vehicles are equipped with a dewatering motor with a generator facility to remove the flood & inundated water during the rainy season. In addition to these, another 16 mini Airtech vehicles have also been made available round the clock.
The MD has suggested that the people must ensure not open the manhole covers under any circumstances and if anyone opens manhole covers, the criminal cases will be filed under Water Board Act. People must call HMWSSB customer care no 155313 if found any broken or open manhole covers and inform the Water Board.
Due to the heavy rains for the last few days, the Himayatsagar and Osman Sagar (Gandipet) reservoirs are receiving heavy inflow the two gates of Himayatsagar and two gates of Osmansagar reservoirs are opened by one foot on 10-07-2022 into Musi river. The Managing Director, HMWSSB Sri M. Dana Kishore has advised the people to be cautious of the catchment areas of Musi river.
Sri M. Dana Kishore,IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB reviewed the progress of construction of reservoirs, inlet, outlet and distribution lines of ORR Phase-2 with officers P. Ravi Kumar, Director Technical, CGMs, GMs and DGMs on 07-07-2022 at Board office.
Speaking on this occasion, MD instructed the authorities to speed up the works and complete the construction of the reservoirs by this December and ensure the quality of the works.
Further, the safety measures are to be adopted strictly at all the work sites to avoid untoward incidents if any. The workers are to wear protective equipment at the work sites. The protective measure like barricading, display of caution boards are to be ensured.
Later, the MD has inspected the construction of new STP works with a capacity of 212.50 MLD at Amberpet towards hundred percent sewage treatment in the city.
Dr. M. Satyanarayana, ED, D. Sridhar Babu, Director Projects and officials accompanied the inspection.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB said that workers' protection should be given priority in the construction of sewage treatment plants (STPs). It is known that the state government has taken up construction of 31 new sewage treatment plants (STPs) at a cost of Rs.3,866.21 crores with the aim of treating 100% of the sewage produced in the city of Hyderabad. He reviewed the progress of STPs works with HMWSSB officials and construction companies at Board office on 06-07-2022.
The workers at the construction sites must use protective equipment for safety and secure. He suggested that the construction works should be completed by October end 2022 and the agencies are to increase the number of workers to work in 3 shifts. The officers must visit the manufacturing companies and ensure the quality and delivery of the machinery equipment on time. The MD has reviewed the overall progress of all STPs under construction in 3 packages.
Dr. M. Satyanarayana, Executive Director, D. Sridhar Babu, Director Projects, CGMs, GMs, DGMs, Managers and representatives of construction companies attended the meeting.
Sir M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB said that a new system is being set up to continuously monitor the security operations in the areas where HMWSSB works are being carried out in the city. To this, he conducted a special review with the officers of HMWSSB at Board office on 25-06-2022.
The Managing Director, said the Telangana government has issued directives to ensure that security standards are strictly adhered to in the workplace to prevent untoward incidents. Accordingly HMWSSB has already conducted Safety Awareness Week and Safety Audit from 25-05-2022 to 05-06-2022. Subsequently, the new system is now bringing in more surveillance on security standards at the workplaces. Six Safety Protocol Teams are being set up in six HMWSSB circles with and objective of “Worksite Safety is Citizens Safety”.
He said the new surveillance systems has been installed at all work sites to ensure that waterway pipeline expansions, sewerage lines, leakage prevention works, manhole repairs and security measures are strictly enforced in each area. These Safety Protocol Teams (SPTs) which have been formed consisting a Manager(E), a Constable and a Homeguard with Driver headed by the Chief Vigilance Officer who will be in charge of all these teams. These teams will review every work carried out by the HMWSSB in the city, wherein they will check whether security measures are being taken as per the safety protocol like set up barricades, ensure proper lighting and installation of radium indicators in work areas at night. The SPT vehicles equipped necessary implements for emergency use.
He also directed the authorities to set up caution boards at all the worksites with details like name of the agency, contact person name, phone number in all the areas where the work is being carried out with QR codes by July 5.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB flagged off Monsoon Safety Vehicles at Board Office on 21-06-2022. The HMWSSB made special arrangements by setting up Monsoon Safety Teams (MSTs) along with Vehicles for the safety measures in the wake of Monsoon.
Speaking on the occasion, the Managing Director said that a total of 16 Monsoon Safety Teams have been set up with five members in each team with special vehicles will be available round the clock across the city to ensure the safety during the monsoon.
The vehicles are equipped with dewatering motor with a generator along with required emergency implements like parachutes, guards, safety ropes etc made available in these vehicles. The teams will pay special attention at all the waterlogged areas identified by the GHMC. The Mini Air tech machines will also be kept available round the clock for de-watering if any at the water logging points.
He said repairs had already been made to manholes in the city as part of a pre-monsoon plan. Safety grills have also been fixed for deep manholes. He asked the public not to the open manhole covers under any circumstances. The opening of manholes is an offense under Section 74 of the Water Board Act and criminal cases will be registered if anyone opens manhole covers.
Extensive Publicity and Awareness is made to the public on Monsoon Safety & Precautionary Measures through SMS, Voice Calls, FM radio and on Social Media. A campaign has also planned through NGOs, Residential Welfare Associations to conduct awareness programs in the colonies to create awareness on the precautions during the monsoon season.
For further assistance, citizens are requested to call the Water Board Customer Care number 155313.
The event was attended by Director of Operations Ajmira Krishna, M. Swamy and other senior officials.
The Telangana State Formation Day 8th Anniversary celebrations held in Board Office on 02-06-2022. Sri M. Dana Kishore, MD, HMWSSB hoisted the national flag on the occasion. He wished all the HMWSSB officials, employees and consumers on State Formation Day and called on officials, employees and staff to work hard to improve the services of the Board in the lines of our Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao’s dream of building a golden Telangana.
The event was attended by all Directors Dr M. Satyanarayana, VL Praveen Kumar, D. Sridhar Babu, P. Ravi Kumar, Ajmera Krishna, M. Swamy, Union leaders and other staff members.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has said the Safety Awareness Week at Work Sites organized by the HMWSSB from 25th – 31st May is extended till June 5 and “Monsoon Safety Walk” for Safety audit is also being organized for awareness creation to prevent accidents if any on the vulnerable points during monsoon period. While speaking on teleconference with the all Directors, CGMs and GMs on 26-05-2022 at Board office, the MD has directed the authorities to initiate and implement the safety audit by identifying the vulnerable points in all the sections.
The Managing Director has suggested to identify the damaged manholes, manholes with no covers, deep manholes with no safety grills are to be immediately repaired and replaced the manhole covers and safety grills should be installed at deep manholes and to ensure to set up barricades and caution boards at the work sites. The identification and completion of works has to be done by 5th June at every section and the lapse if any being observed will be viewed seriously.
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.