Adoption of Dutch Water Management System in India
Mysuru City Corporation is keen on adopting Dutch water management system in the city.
It's one thing to study best practices, but their adoption is, to use a much-abused cliche, a different ball game altogether.
However, that is precisely what the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) is endeavoring - impressed with the water supply system in Netherlands, considered the best in the world, the civic body is now looking to emulate the model.
Apart from the round-the-clock water supply, the distribution network in Netherlands also boasts the lowest water leakage.
Moreover, water is supplied to the public at what is considered a modest price. After studying and analyzing the distribution and sanitation systems of North Western Europe, officials at MCC appear to have decided to adopt the Netherlands model.
MCC commissioner G Jagadeesha, who was in Netherlands as part of a foreign study tour, has managed to collect the necessary information about the water distribution system in that country.
System adopted in Netherlands
- In each city, one agency is responsible for supply of drinking water, sewage treatment, and sanitation
- Water companies are also responsible for urban flood control
- Decentralised waste water treatment, managed by Waterschoon, a project in which the community is a participant
- Maximum recovery from waste water
Read full article: The Times of India