Goa govt plans to install tap water for all households

Last Updated 25 September 2019, 07:38 IST

The Goa government will soon conduct a survey to identify households not having access to tap water and the process to provide them with the facility will begin in December, minister Deepak Pauskar said on Wednesday.

The exercise is being taken up under the prime minister's flagship Jal Shakti Abhiyan, which aims to provide piped water to every household, he said.

The survey to identify the number of households that are yet to get tap water will begin from next week, the Public Works Department (PWD) minister told reporters here.

"All divisions of the water supply department have been asked to conduct the survey and submit the report by October 20. The work to provide piped water to those households will begin from December," he said.

Houses located in forested areas will also be covered under the campaign, after taking due clearances from the authorities concerned, he said.

The government will also appoint a consultant to study the feasibility of augmenting the existing water treatment plants in the coastal state.

"The consultant will also be asked to provide a solution to the issue of high turbidity of the water," he said.

To tackle the problem of the breakdown of pipelines, Pauskar said an alternate network would be laid to facilitate the supply of water.

(Published 25 September 2019, 07:00 IST)

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