Abstract—In the past few years, ground water level in India as a whole and in Rajasthan, in particular is going down. The State is facing a drought like situation. Ninety nine percent dams of Rajasthan are completely or are at the verge of drying. Major cities like Jaipur is facing tremendous problem of drinking water. In last few years, the population of Jaipur city has been increased exponentially, leading to acute shortage of drinking water. Unfortunately, with diminishing resources of drinking water, the human behavior towards water conservation is not changing. During present study efforts have been made to assess the different income group consumer’s behavior with respect to the dwindling water supply. It has been observed that due to little awareness, people are using much more water than it is needed. This needs to be addressed immediately by changing public perception towards water use through media and by organizing public awareness programs. It is hoped that the results of the study would benefit the urban development authorities in optimizing the existing water resources through proper distribution system viz a viz society.
Index Terms—Consumption, Water supply, Water savings.
Jethoo, A. S., Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, India.
Poonia, M.P, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, India.
Cite: Jethoo, A. S. and Poonia, M.P, "Water Consumption Pattern of Jaipur City (India)," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 152-155, 2011.