Isn’t it the time for citizens to share the responsibility with water utilities?

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Isn’t it the time for citizens to share the responsibility with water utilities?

Isn’t it the time for citizens to share the responsibility with water utilities?

Husnain Haider

With extremely high water scarcity situation, conservation of limited resources is an uphill task for the water utilities, particularly in Gulf region and other developing countries. Although, the problems related to both the water quality and quantity are multifaceted, water utilities in these countries are striving to provide safe and ample water to their consumers at much lower rates as compared to water prices in developed world. The first challenge is poor quality of both the surface and ground water sources in developing world. Most of the valuable surface water sources have been affected by the discharge of pint (domestic and industrial wastewater) and non-point sources (urban and rural runoff) of pollution. However, the ground water is unprotected in all cases. Unconfined aquifers have been impacted by anthropogenic activities and the confined aquifers violate drinking water quality standards due to presence of high levels of minerals and metals in natural soils and geological formations...

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To cite this article: Haider H. Isn’t it the time for citizens to share the responsibility with water utilities? Journal of Desalination and Water Purification 2020;18:1-2.

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