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ISO Tag For Water

With the target to supply piped water to all the Households by 2024, State Government will have to ensure ISO Certification for water supplied by Government Agencies.

Odisha Government is chalking out an Action Plan in this regard, while aiming to achieve the target.

NITI Aayog has advised the State Governments to go for such an initiative as providing quality life to people also requires providing safe drinking water.

State Government has been harping on coverage of Pipe Water Scheme to all Household in next five years, so in order to ensure quality the water to be supplied through these sources are to be of Indian Standard Certification, said a senior official.

Official sources said that the Ministry of Consumer Affairs has asked the State Government to chalk out plans for such an initiative as water supplied to Household for drinking purpose is needed to be safe and hygienic.

Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) is the National Standard Organization, which has been assigned the job for standardization of things and for Drinking Water IS 10500 has been specified.

IS 10500 prescribing the necessity and tests required for such Certification and the State Government will have to go for such compliance.

IS 10500 compliance ensures that water supplied by Urban Local Bodies and Rural Local Bodies are safe and hygienic.

Both the Departments of Urban Development and Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water will be taking up IS 10500 initiative as it is mandatory.

Sources said that several State Governments have started IS 10500 Certification for drinking water supplied through Government Agencies.

Telengana Government has taken the lead in this regard and gone ahead for IS 10500 Certification for drinking water supplied in Urban Areas of the state.
Monitoring water has not yet received proper attention of the State Government, officials admit.
As per the Uniform Drinking Water Quality Monitoring Protocol issued by the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation annual analysis load for each District and Sub division level water quality monitoring laboratory level would be at least 3000 samples.
Considering the workload specified in the protocol, Odisha required more than 350 laboratories for 9.5 lakh water sources. Accordingly infrastructure is needed to be in place.
State Government will be taking up an Action Plan for the purpose, said an official.
 
 
 
 


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