125 builders agree to use treated water for work
Scared of losing their licences, about 125 builders in the city have agreed to use treated sewage water for construction. The Punjab and Haryana High Court has recently banned use of groundwater for construction purposes.india Updated: Sep 19, 2012 01:47 IST
Scared of losing their licences, about 125 builders in the city have agreed to use treated sewage water for construction. The Punjab and Haryana High Court has recently banned use of groundwater for construction purposes.
According to sources, these builders submitted affidavits before the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda), stating they would not use fresh or groundwater for construction.
The Huda officials said the builders are free to use either treated water supplied by the Huda's treatment plants or water treated in private facilities.
According to a Huda official, on an average 2 to 2.25 MLD treated water from its plants is being supplied to the builders daily.
The official said builders are getting treated water at Rs. 4 per kilolitre from two plants at Dhanvapur and Behrampur. He said the rate would be revised after September 30.
DLF, Ansal, Raheja Properties, Vatika, NBCC, DNB, Unitech, Ajay Enterprises, and DNB Ltd are some of the prominent builders who have submitted the affidavits.
Gurgaon deputy commissioner PC Meena on September 6 had asked builders to disclose their source of water for construction.
“After submitting an affidavit, if any builder is found to be violating the court order, their licence would be cancelled and harshest punishment would be initiated against them,” said a senior official.