Dhaka, Oct. 10 -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged the city dwellers to exercise austerity while using water since a significant amount of money is spent on water treatment.

"I'd like to urge all to be conscious over the use of water. Everyone will have to pay a special attention so that water is not wasted," she said while digitally opening two water plants and laying the foundation stone of another plant of Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Dwasa) from a city hotel.

Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Padma (Jashaldia) Water Treatment Plant (Phase-1) and the Well Field Construction Project in Tetulzhora-Bhakurta area of Savar Upazilla Phase-I.

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