4.3.1 Water Supply Management
Most cities and towns in Myanmar can provide water supply for domestic use but the water quality is not up to drinking water standard and there is loss through leakage and illegal tapping. The supply pipe networks, maintenance and technology are old and in need of an upgrade. Public education and participation are also important to reduce water wastage.
Most water pollution comes from improper mining, drainage from industries and the drainage systems in the cities. River conservation regulations and environmental conservation law should control water-polluting activities, but as we saw in the last chapter, water pollution control regulation needs to be robustly enforced.