How a startup is fixing leaky taps for free to save water in Mumbai

19th Apr 2016
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In the wake of the severe water crisis in Maharashtra, startup UrbanClap has announced that it will fix leakages across Mumbai homes, free of cost. Starting April 15, the company has been inviting residents of the city to take a simple step towards reducing water wastage in their homes- by fixing all the leaking water taps and pipes in their homes, for free. The cost of this particular service will be borne by the company.

Representational Image, Source - Breibart
Representational Image, Source – Breibart

Abhiraj Bhal, Co-founder UrbanClap told The Economic Times, “One leaky tap results in approximately 20,000 litres of water being wasted in a year. When the Maharashtra CM announced that 900 million litres of water is being wasted each day in Mumbai, we wanted to do our bit to help conserve water. That’s why we’ve launched this initiative where users can place a request on our app, and we’ll send our professionals to their homes and repair all leaking taps at no cost.”

Those who wish to avail of this service can log on to the app, place a request for Save Water Mumbai, and they will be visited by trained plumbers from UrbanClap who will fix the leaking taps in the house. The activity will run until April 22, keeping the convenience of the customers in mind.

Image : (L) - Business2Community; (R) - Water Leak Detectors
Image : (L) – Business 2 Community; (R) – Water Leak Detectors

UrbanClap has been recognized as one of the fastest growing startup in India. It’s a mobile marketplace for local services. They help customers hire trusted professionals for all service related needs. In an earlier story, Think Change India covered the good Samaritan Aabid Surti who has helped save 10 million litres of water, single-handedly.

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