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Goa is embarking on its long-term plan of reducing non-revenue water. The state will soon create a ‘non-revenue water (NRW) management cell’ with a special wing of engineers. A?NRW is the consumable water that is deemed lost due to leakages, theft or non-working meters. Goa produces about 430MLD water from its seven water treatment plants, but 40% NRW amounts to 160MLD of wasted water in the state.

As a part of the ambitious Rs. 1,031-crore Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) project, which includes augmentation of the Selaulim water treatment facility by another 100MLD and creation of sewerage networks in Margao, Mapusa and the North Goa coastal belt, the government of Goa and JICA will also work towards capacity building for NRW reduction, management and auditing.

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