Water Watch: Water supply in Shimla

Last Modified: Sun Jun 02 2019 09:12:05 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 16,000
    Maximum population that the water supply system in Shimla was planned for by the British - most the that system still survives.
  • 42 million litres
    Volume of water required by the city each day whose current population is now approximately 200,000.
  • 30 million litres
    Volume of water that the municipal corporation is able to supply each day.
  • 5 million litres
    Volume of potable water lost each day because of various reasons, including leakages and theft. The civic authorities blame leakages in the distribution network, a significant portion of which goes back to the British days, and diminishing water resources that have been over-exploited to meet the increasing demand for the tourism industry.
  • 3 - 4 days
    Frequency of water supply in majority of the localities as of Jun 2018.
  • 20%
    Levels of daily tourist inflow in the month of Jun as compared to the average inflow during the same month in previous years. Nearly 20,000 tourists visit the city each day.