The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will survey public buildings to detect leakages from washbasins, toilets, overhead water tanks and will issue a notice to get them fixed within seven days. If no action is taken, water supply to those buildings will be stopped. With this, the BMC hopes to save about 100 million litres of water a day.
On Wednesday, the BMC will issue a circular to all ward offices to start work on a survey of all government, semi-government buildings like ward offices, civic schools, MTNL, LIC offices, various banks and railway station buildings to detect water leakages.
“Junior engineers will visit public buildings to serve notices on the spot with a list of plumbers, so they can be repaired within seven days,” said Additional Municipal Commissioner Anil Diggikar.
The BMC supplies them about 350 million litres of water a day, but over 100 million goes waste in leakages through leaky taps or flush tanks, said Diggikar. After 15 days the same engineer will visit the spot to check whether the leakage has been stopped.
Meanwhile, sources in the Water Department said that though the BMC had announced a 30 per cent cut to commercial users, but this was not being implemented for construction sites.