GPS Devices Installed into Water Tankers to Ensure Safe Water

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Article courtesy of TC Sreemoli | February 11th, 2017 | Times of India | Shared as educational material.

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The district disaster management cell in Ernakulam, India, has decided to install GPS devices into hundreds of water tankers to ensure that the tankers do not collect contaminated water. More than 300 water tankers distribute water in the district. “The water tankers owners need not spend money for installing the GPS device,” states the state government. “The government will do it. The GPS will enable us to monitor the movement of the water tankers.” The decision responds to complaints raised about water tankers delivering contaminated water. The Water Tanker Lorries’ Association welcomes the decision. Read more about it here.

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