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Non-Revenue Water (NRW) or unaccounted-for water is high in Indian cities because of outdated water systems, illegal connections, leakages, poor maintenance and lack of proper mapping of the distribution system. The average NRW in India is between 30 to 50%. Clearly, there is a gap in our management of water and the solution may lie in reconsidering how we look at water flow.

A simple diagram could help your city manage water better. Here's how!