With a view to fulfil existing supply of insufficient water, the SAS Nagar administration has decided to impose ban on washing of cars, courtyards and watering lawns during morning hours (6am to 9am) from April 25 to June 30.
Those found violating the norms for the first time, warning will be issued, and second time a challan of Rs 1,000 will be imposed.
Public health executive engineer Rajinder Kumar said orders would be implemented strictly.
“We have made seven teams for the strict enforcement of order. Initially, we will notice, but will impose a fine of Rs 1,000 for second-time violation. However, the water supply will be disconnected on third violation. People who have connected motors directly for lifting water will face disconnection as the practice is illegal,” he added.
SAS Nagar requires 23 MGD water per day, but, at present, only 13.2 MGD is available, which leaves the city short of 9.8 MGD per day. As in peak summer demand for water increases manifold, wastage of water leads to severe shortage.