Waste water and we’ll cut connections, MCG warns Gurgaon residents
With water going scarce in many parts of the city, the Gurgaon’s municipal corporation has issued an advisory to caution public that if they are found wasting drinking water, then their water connections will be cut.gurgaon Updated: May 19, 2017 11:52 IST
With water going scarce in many parts of the city, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has issued an advisory to caution public that if they are found wasting drinking water, then their water connections will be cut. The advisory is in force till June 30.
The city has been reeling under a water crisis owing to shifting of pipelines, maintenance, and leakages in main pipelines over the past two months.
“Due to increased demand of drinking water in summer season, the watering of lawns, washing of courtyards, etc. is prohibited… wastage and misuse of water shall invite penalty along with disconnection (of water supply),” the advisory read.
MCG officials added that as per provisions of water supply bylaws, citizens can be penalised for washing of vehicles and courtyards, watering of lawns, overflowing overhead or underground water tanks, leakage from water meter chamber, installation of water booster pumps or non-installation of bib taps.
Last year, the MCG had levied a fine on domestic users found wasting water. A first-time offence would incur a penalty of Rs500 and Rs1,000 for subsequent instances.
Similarly, commercial establishments found wasting water had to pay Rs 2,500 for the first instance and Rs 5,000 for subsequent instances.
MCG officials did not divulge details on the number of fines issued last year but maintained the penalization rates will remain the same this year as well.
The city’s two water treatment plants (WTP) — Chandhu Budhera and Basai — get water from river Yamuna near Sonepat, which is carried to Gurgaon through a 70km water channel.
The two WTP supply 90 million gallons of water daily. However, maintenance, breaches, shifting of water pipelines for the construction of underpass on Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway and faulty vaults have led to regular disruption in water supply.
“External factors causing water supply disruption are not foreseeable. However, it is the responsibility of residents to control water usage and ensure they conserve water,” SS Rohilla, MCG spokesperson, said.