The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation(BMC) is considering to give 15 per cent concession in water bills from the new financial year, April 2010, as people are have been getting less water for a year.
“In a meeting with Municipal Commissioner Kshatriya assured that he will speak to the concern official and after study the proposal will take decision in few days,” said Chairman Rahul Shewale The civic body earns about Rs 780 crore per annum as water charges of which 60 per cent revenue comes from commercial users while remaining comes from residential consumers.
“It would be difficult to return money but at least could be relief in future,” Shewale added.
BMC is setting up of 3,000 water meters in phase-I and 6,000 water meters in eastern and western suburbs on an experimental basis. With the success of this pilot project BMC would install 3.11 lakh, all the city in phase II. After installation of the water meters exact usage of water can be recorded with the electronic device.