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Partnership for Water Safety

In Hyderabad , The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB), provides water supply that caters to the drinking water needs of about 6 million persons, including those living in about 800 slums. The HMWSSB has in-house testing facilities. Other additional facilities in Hyderabad include the Institute of Preventive Medicine (IPM) as well as a few private laboratories. Since existing mechanisms for drinking water quality testing within the public sector are not enough to meet the challenges of such a large city, the feasibility of a Public Private Partnership (P3) model to monitor water quality in the city was explored. As a first step, the HMWSSB entrusted the Institute of Health Systems the responsibility of conducting a pilot study in Attagutta slum. Incorporating lessons learned from the pilot, a more systematic public-private partnership model is currently being implemented in Hyderabad since February 2005 to monitor water quality and associated risks in high priority areas such as urban slums and the distribution system. The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board and the Institute of Health Systems are the key partners representing the public and private side of the partnership, respectively.

Objectives of the Partnership

  •  To augment the HMWSSB’s quality control mechanisms as a third party check

  • To expand water testing capacity in Hyderabad and to supplement testing done by the HMWSSB in high priority areas such as reservoirs and urban slums.

  •  To identify risks to water safety in the high priority areas.

  • To systematize drinking water quality monitoring based on a Public Private Partnership model and to develop the required data and experience for planning and implementation of similar projects. 

Scope of Work

  • Monitoring of quality of water supplied from reservoirs identifying risks to water safety at the reservoir level.

  • Monitoring of quality of water supplied to residents in urban slums.

  • Monitoring of quality of bore well / hand pump water  in and around the slum areas.

  • Testing of stored household water samples in urban slums for bacteriological quality.

  • Monitoring quality of water supplied by hotels and street vendors in and around slum areas.

  • Monitoring of sewerage overflows in identified slum areas.

  • Enumeration of health care providers in the identified slum areas.

  • Empowering slum residents for prevention of waterborne infections.

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