Water Leadership & Conservation

WaLC Alliance is a people’s movement with an appeal to action on reduction of wastage of water, economizing water use and promoting ground water recharge to conserve it for future generations in the Hyderabad City (Telangana State, India). Citizens register themselves as WaLC volunteers through mobile app indicating their availability to work as WaLC volunteers. HMWSSB officials coordinate with these volunteers and jointly conduct awareness programs to sensitize citizens on water conservation & reduction of wastage of water. WaLC volunteers also assist HMWSSB in auditing of the houses for their water use efficiency by marking the houses as red, orange, green and blue water drops on the house walls, with red drop being the most water wasted and blue drop being water conserving house with RWH structure.

Why Walc?

HMWSSB is spending an average of Rs. 115 crores on operation and maintenance per month, of which Rs. 75 crores is spent only on electricity for pumping and supplying water. The Board is spending Rs. 45 per kilo litre (1000 ltrs), but is subsidizing the domestic users by charging only Rs. 10 per KL. It has been observed that this precious water is being abused and wasted by the users at different levels. An internal assessment done by the HMWSSB revealed that about 38% of water is unaccounted for, of which about 20 million gallons of water appears to be physical losses at customer premises during supply timings, which is equivalent to quench thirst of nearly 6 lakh population. Further, the impact of such losses/wastage is leading to road damages Read more

Objectives of WaLC Alliance:

  • To nurture the responsible citizenry and voluntary people’s action to address water supply related issues in the city of Hyderabad contributing to conservation of precious water.
  • WaLC Alliance will bring together people and their public representatives to promote leadership on urban water issues and conservation.
  • Advocate for the recycle and recharge of water in the city of Hyderabad.
  • To act as an interface, to integrate technical, economic and social dimensions of water.

Who is WaLC volunteer?

Individuals register themselves as WaLC volunteers through mobile app indicating their availability to work as WaLC volunteers. HMWSSB officials coordinate with these volunteers and jointly conduct awareness programs to sensitize citizens on water conservation & reduction of wastage of water. The volunteers pledge themselves to save water and motive their friends and neighbors to become volunteers and spread the messages on reduction of water wastage. Volunteers work through organized citizen groups such as Self Help Group Women, Community Resource Persons, Slum Level Federation members, Resident Welfare Associations, Non-Govt. Organizations, colleges etc. in order to reach more public in short possible time to create the impact.Read more

Auditing of houses on water use efficiency

The field staff working at the ground level are General Managers, Dy. General managers, Managers and Linemen along with SHG women, & Community Resource Persons were given instructions to visit house to house in each ward and Docket wise and note down the following observations during their field visits so as to get the clear picture how much of water is being actually supplied to the area and the quantum of the water that is actually being wasted and thereby branding the houses with colour codes. Read more

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