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Faridabad civic body to go on water-meter regularisation spree

The Municipal Corporation of Faridabad (MCF) has decided to take the 'save water, it's precious' campaign seriously. The civic agency is currently in the process of taking tough measures to save water. HT reports.

india Updated: Apr 05, 2011 00:07 IST
Prabhu Razdan

The Municipal Corporation of Faridabad (MCF) has decided to take the 'save water, it's precious' campaign seriously. The civic agency is currently in the process of taking tough measures to save water.

Officials said that the step was taken in view of several reports about growing misuse of water by consumers, especially when most of them do not pay for it.

"If we continue to waste water at this rate, time will come, in say 10 years, when people will face acute scarcity of water. I have made it clear to the officials of Faridabad that the district administration won't be a mute spectator to such gross water wastage," Praveen Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, MCF, said.

"We are planning to get meters installed in every house in the district," he added. Less than 15% of the total population of Faridabad pays for water they use.

There are tariff slabs for water use according to the areas in the district. "We will first take the average of water consumption and form a uniform policy in terms of the charges to be levied," ADC Anita Yadav said.

But Kumar warned, "If the consumers with unauthorised water connections do not come forward, action will be taken." However, the MCF needs about a month to set the system right, he added.