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 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.