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Living in new building? You will have to recycle water

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is taking various steps to ease the city’s water shortage problem, reports Naresh Kamath.

india Updated: Jun 30, 2009 00:50 IST
Naresh Kamath

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is taking various steps to ease the city’s water shortage problem.

After making water harvesting compulsory for new buildings, the BMC has now decided to make it compulsory to install water recycling plant in all upcoming projects.

“Used water from basins and bathroom can easily be recycled and used to flush toilets,” said Anil Diggikar, additional municipal commissioner.

He said it would save 70 per cent of the total water used in households.

This rule will be incorporated in the Development Control regulations and all constructions with over 200 flats will have to comply.

The BMC also wants to plug leakages that lead to 20 per cent of water loss. The city gets a total water supply of 3,200 million litres a day.

For this, BMC officials, along with plumbers, will inspect public taps in all civic establishments, state offices and railway premises.

“We will plug the leakages and replace taps, if needed,” said Diggikar.