The current study uses contingent valuation technique to estimate the value of clean water in river Musi in Hyderabad, India. The main source of pollution of the river is untreated domestic and industrial wastewater from the urban area of Hyderabad.

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Wastewater irrigation is a common practice in developing countries of Asia and Africa and also in the water scarce regions of the developed world like Australia. In India, wastewater is used either raw or partially treated due to high treatment costs, whereas in Australia, treated wastewater is recycled in agriculture and other sectors in water scarce areas and regions with severe restrictions on disposal of treated wastewater effluents.