T-Hub has partnered with Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage water board (HMWSSB ) to execute a hackathon by scouting best solutions based on 10 problem statements provided by the board from pan India and inviting the shortlisted applicants to participate in a 12-hour hackathon at T-Hub. The finalists would get an opportunity to work with HMWSSB for a pilot and would receive INR 25000 per finalized solution.


HMWSSB would like to improve efficiency in its operation by leveraging the new technologies, a total of 10 problems are identified in which either a cost-effective solution or a novel efficient solution is possible with the advanced technologies.  With the advent of IOT and LORAWAn, HMWSSB felt a lot of manual operation can be made smart and efficient. Some of the existing solutions are obsolete and needs overlook to improve parts or whole of the solution by using the latest technologies.


    • Innovators with a prototype
    • Start-ups

* Present the prototype on hackathon day.

Desired qualities of the envisioned solution:
  • Cost-effective 
  • Usage of the existing infrastructure of the water board in an efficient manner 
  • User-friendly 
  • Robust to the real-world environment.
  • Scalable 


I. Smart Water Meters
  • HMWSSB having 2.5 Lakh water meters fixed by consumers, those meter reading are being collecting by the meter readers on monthly basis .
  • These meters will be placed below the ground at the depth of 2-6 feet inside the sumps with Cement Cover over the chambers
II. Smart Valves
  • Recently HMWSSB completed DGPS Survey  all valve , there are around 60,000+ valves in the HMWSSB jusrdiction
  • There  are various types of Valves made of DI /CI placed on the distribution network
  • Different Type of  valves such as SLUICE VALVES , Air Valves , Butterfly valve , pressure relief valve ,Non return Valve and  Control Valves etc.
III Water Tanks / Reservoirs
  • HMWSSB has around 400 + Reservoirs located in around Hyderabad.

  • Levels of reservoirs are being monitored by the line men using age old mechanical level gauges.

  • Flow rates are being measured with help of flow meters.

  • Real-time reservoir level and flow rate will help field officers to asses the situation and take remedial action in case of dead storage ,over flow etc.

IV Smart Water Tankers
  • HMWSSB supplying Water  through Tankers to the unserved areas

  • All these tankers are hired by the department  for free ,payment  services 

  • Tankers are need to be tracked and also water  delivery to the consumers  need to be identify  with the help of sensor  which will enable department to how much water has dispensed and how much water delivered ,any diversion of the water

V Man-hole
  • HMWSSB maintaining 2lakh + manholes daily there are frequent overflow on the roads which are being attending by the staff with Airtech machines

  • Overflow alerts of manholes will help the officers to take immediate action and also avoid inconvenience to the citizens

  • During monsoon season removal manhole covers leading to accidents ,which need to be also identified alerted to the concern area officers to take immediate remedial action

VI Septic Tanks
  • In the ORR Villages there septic tanks using by the citizens to dispose the sewage

  • These tanks need to be maintained regularly  with the trained professional

  • These tanks should be opened with -out taking precautionary measures to avoid health hazardous to the workers

  • HMWSSB looking for solution to identify unauthorized opening of the Septic tanks and inform the residents and local area officers  .

  • Solution should be low cost and low maintenance 

VII Pipeline leakage detection
  • HMWSSB having Water Supply pipe line distribution network around 4800 Km in core city and 4000 km length in peripheral areas
  • These infra are under road level , majorly made of DI/CI material
  • Every day around  50 + leakages complaints are being  registering through  customer care , which leads to wastage of valuable treated  water on roads .also damages roads
  • HMWSSB looking for smart solution which will give instantaneous alerts on the major pipe line/valve leakages to reduce water waste by taking timely action by the concern officials.
VIII Water Quality Monitoring
  • QAT staff are collecting the samples of water at various designated points ,this information is manually feeding into system. Which need to be transmitted instantly to higher officers to monitor situation in case pollution by chlorine sensors .

  • CHLORINE CYLINDERS INVENTORY MONITORING SYSTEM : CCMS - Updating the load details of chlorine cylinders received from suppliers, fixing of chlorine cylinder at various reservoirs to ascertain the liquid chlorine usage as well as to keep track of 1000 kgs and 100 kgs chlorine cylinders. Generating statistical data. Water quality monitoring of Residual chlorine testing from WTPs to consumer end by innovative testing ( sensor based) method and online capturing of such data.

IX STP Monitoring
  • There are 25+  STP being maintaining by the HMWSSB in around HMDA area
  • With these STP HMWSSB treating  600 + MLD Sewerage
  • These are using treat the sewerage water  , various parameters  ie ph , BOD ,COD ,Facial Colform ,TSS  are being monitoring  manually using traditional methods for tolerance limits .
  • These need to be recorded in registers on daily basis , which require a atomization to made available to the all officers  with the help of IOT based sensors
  • HMWSSB using e-pos machines for issue of bill and door step collections
  • These bills are instantaneously updated to the Revenue billing  system
  • The data will be automatically loaded to the epos machines on monthly basis
  • The DB size will be around 2-5 mb for each pos machine


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HMWSSB maintains water supply and sewerage services inside the ORR of GHMC.

The Board was constituted on 1.11.1989 under the provisions of Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Act 1989 (Act No. 15 of 1989), with the following Functions & Responsibilities in the Hyderabad Metropolitan Area.

The Supply of potable water including planning, design, construction, maintenance, operation & management of water supply system.

Sewerage, Sewerage Disposal and sewerage treatment works including planning, design, construction, maintenance, operation & management of all sewerage and sewerage treatment works.

For more information, visit: www.hyderabadwater.gov.in