Capacity and investment in the water supply and sanitation sectors - Guidelines in respect of participation of cooperative institutions 2006 Water Supply and Sanitation Department Government of Maharashtra

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It argues that this is because civil bodies are facing many problems due to urbanisation and increasing demand from the residents. There is a need to increase efficiency in the water supply and sewage.

schemes through participation of the private institutions.
The document describes the present situation and the need for involving private institutions as at present as per the Govt. water policy, water supply scheme is handed over to the Urban Local Bodies (ULB’s) for proper maintenance and repair. However the ULB’s are not able to maintain the scheme due to leakage of water and misuse of water. The failure of the scheme is due to the huge gap between income and expenditure. Due to the lack of sufficient funds for repairs and maintenance, ULB’s are forced to undertake new schemes.
The document further discusses the steps that need to be taken to make this possible and aspects to be finalised before making agreements with private institutions.

It argues that this is because civil bodies are facing many problems due to urbanisation and increasing demand from the residents. There is a need to increase efficiency in the water supply and sewage schemes through participation of the private institutions.

The document describes the present situation and the need for involving private institutions, as at present as per the Government water policy, the water supply scheme is handed over to the Urban Local Bodies (ULB’s) for proper maintenance and repair.

However the ULB’s are not able to maintain the scheme due to leakage of water and misuse of water. The failure of the scheme is due to the huge gap between income and expenditure. Due to the lack of sufficient funds for repairs and maintenance, ULB’s are forced to undertake new schemes.

The document further discusses the steps that need to be taken to make this possible and aspects to be finalised before making agreements with private institutions.

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