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Special civic drive planned to prevent water contamination

The civic body has decided to initiate a special drive ahead of the monsoon to prevent contamination of drinking water, after having faced severe flak over constant reports of contamination last year.

mumbai Updated: Apr 25, 2012 01:04 IST
Kunal Purohit

The civic body has decided to initiate a special drive ahead of the monsoon to prevent contamination of drinking water, after having faced severe flak over constant reports of contamination last year.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will ask all 24 wards to map the most contamination-prone as well as leakage-prone areas, and submit detailed reports, after which it plans to attend to these spots urgently.

While the drive will be conducted at the ward level, officials have been instructed to submit daily reports on its progress to senior civic officials.

Additional municipal commissioner Rajiv Jalota said: “The wards will be told to identify these areas quickly and concerted efforts will then be taken to adopt these areas early, so that the problem doesn’t flare in the monsoons.”

Contamination of water generally peaks during the monsoon.