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Why Pre-Scheduling Tanker Deliveries Is Imperative for Urban Housing

In the context of urban societies in India, access to a reliable and safe water supply has long been a concern.The results of the 76th round of the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) unveiled a disconcerting truth: a mere 40.9 percent of urban households in the country enjoy access to reliable and safe drinking water.
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In the context of urban societies in India, access to a reliable and safe water supply has long been a concern.The results of the 76th round of the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) unveiled a disconcerting truth: a mere 40.9 percent of urban households in the country enjoy access to reliable and safe drinking water. This statistic underscores the pressing issue of water scarcity within the confines of urban societies. 

Water tankers have long been the saving grace for urban housing societies, ensuring residents access to clean and safe water when piped supply falls short. However, there are challenges even within this lifeline.

In this blog, we’ll discuss why it’s crucial for urban housing societies to manage water tankers effectively. We’ll also explore how the use of “Smart Tanker Management” technology can help tackle the water-related challenges that these housing societies encounter on a daily basis..

The Urban Water Challenge 

Groundwater in India has been depleting at an alarming rate, dropping by 10 to 25 mm per year between 2002 and 2016. This trend, as reported by NITI Aayog in 2018, poses a grave threat to water security in the country. Shockingly, 21 Indian cities, including major metropolises like Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad, now face a real risk of running out of groundwater. The potential ramifications are staggering, affecting an estimated 100 million people.

The outlook is ominous: by 2030, nearly half of India’s population may have zero access to safe drinking water, as per NITI Aayog’s 2018 report. This grim forecast highlights the urgency of addressing the water supply problem in urban areas.

In this situation, water tankers become a vital component of efficient water management. These large vehicles are well-equipped to transport and deliver water directly to urban housing societies, making them an essential resource for ensuring a clean and safe water supply when the piped system falls short. However, there are still challenges to address when it comes to managing water tankers effectively. 

Challenges in Current Water Tanker Administration

The conventional approach to water tanker management is not without its challenges:

Manual Ordering: Many housing societies rely on manual ordering processes that are time-consuming and prone to errors. These errors often lead to a reduction in water supply and then lead to last minute watercuts which causes water anxiety amongst residents. 

Inefficiencies: Without real-time tracking and optimization, water delivery can be inefficient, leading to delays and higher costs. The society administrators also have to vigilantly monitor the current water levels in their storage tanks and proactively prepare for potential emergencies in case of water depletion.

Lack of Transparency:The lack of transparency in manually ordering water tankers leaves the society’s management in the dark about the progress of their orders, outstanding payments to the tanker company, and the accurate amount of water received.. 

Excess Water Waste: The manual process of ordering water tankers can lead to significant water wastage as the excess water delivered is often drained away. This wastage  is not only costly for the society but also harmful to the environment. 

Furthermore, the process for requesting water tankers can pose a significant challenge for society administrators, resulting in subsequent delays and inefficiencies that lead to resident dissatisfaction. In response to these challenges, Planet SIM offers a tech-based solution designed for society administrators. This smart water tanker management system streamlines the entire process providing valuable data-driven insights. 

Benefits of Planet SIM’s Tanker Management in Housing Societies

Let’s look at some of the benefits of water tanker management from Planet SIM.   

Reliable Access to Water: Society managers can count on a consistent water supply, ensuring residents have clean and safe water when needed. The app takes the pain out of repeated order so administrators can focus on other aspects of their society. 

Cost Efficiency: Optimization helps cut operational costs, potentially saving money for society managers. Society administrators can order water in bulk to cut overall costs down or order on a use-as basis to ensure that they order only what they need and nothing more.  

Time Efficiency: Automated ordering and efficient deliveries save time and effort for society managers. This avoids the hassle of ordering water on a repeated basis and circumvents any missed deliveries.  

Convenient Order Placement: Ordering water tankers has never been easier. With our solution, you can place orders through multiple channels, including Call, SMS, and WhatsApp. This user-friendly approach streamlines the ordering process, saving you time and effort.

Wrapping Up

In the challenging landscape of urban water management in India, Planet SIM’s Smart Tanker Management solution is a ray of hope. It’s not just a win for society administrators; it’s a lifeline for residents as well. In a world where water is a basic necessity, our Smart Tanker Management solution is the key to dependable and fair water supply. It’s not just technology; it’s a blessing for urban housing societies, ensuring a better quality of life and a brighter future for all.

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