In Mayyanad panchayat of Kerala, drinking water is supplied by Kerala Water Authority through pipelines from 8 tube wells drilled for the purpose. An analysis of water quality showed that the mean water pH was 6.72, the colour and the iron content were above desirable limit and the total and faecal coliform counts were above desirable limit and permissible limits.

KOLLAM: The Kerala State Electricity Board is incurring a loss of Rs 450 crore per year because of faulty meters. According to a survey conducted by the INTUC-led Kerala Electricity Employees Confederation, the number of faulty meters in the state is around 22 lakh.