The civic body has passed a proposal demanding penalisation of those who waste drinking water.
With the city facing its worst-ever crisis this year, the civic body have woken up to the wastage of water, and suggested stiff penalties for offenders.
Vinod Shekhar, Congress corporator from Colaba, has moved a notice of motion in the civic house demanding a provision to penalise those who are found wasting potable water.
Wastage could mean anything from using portable water for watering one'scc garden, for construction purposes, washing cars to keeping the water taps running.
“The proposal will have to be now cleared by the state government and necessary amendments in the law will have to be made,” said Shekhar.
However, civic officials said that such a thing would not work in Mumbai, as there is no mechanism, which separates potable and non-potable water in the city. “How is one going to quantify wastage and how will you define what is wastage?”added the source on the request of anonymity.