As India and the rest of the world are battling the dreadful coronavirus, water safety is posing a serious threat. We cannot emphasize enough on the importance of efficient water and wastewater management and treatment. This is especially important for a country like India where over 163 million people don’t have access to clean drinking water. Moreover, only 50% of households are using adequate sanitation facilities. Having said that, water consumption is comparatively high because of the increased awareness of hygiene. More and more people are now considering to wash their hands about 5-7 times a day. Owing to this, water consumption has increased to 1.5 times.
Further, going by the UN World Water Development Report, water sanitation can be a fruitful business at the moment. They suggest a high return on investment in the water and wastewater treatment industry. The cost-benefit ratio is estimated to be 5.5 for improved sanitation and 2.0 for improved drinking water.
The government is now focusing on the safe disposal of water waste along with the effective treatment of pharma residue.
The statistics below are taken from Industry data available pre-Corona virus impact.