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Over 2,000 consumers adopt RWH structures in 3 months

DH News Service, Bengaluru, Nov 2 2017, 2:11 IST
Till date, 76,877 such houses have already adopted the RWH structures and to the remaining houses, BWSSB has been issuing notices and imposing penalty on them.

Till date, 76,877 such houses have already adopted the RWH structures and to the remaining houses, BWSSB has been issuing notices and imposing penalty on them.

Over 2,000 households have come forward to install rainwater harvesting (RWH) structures in the last 3 months. According to the records available with the Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), the number of consumers, both individual houses as well as apartments who have adopted RWH have spiked up in the month of August, September and October this year.


This could be due to the torrential rain that lashed city for the past three months said BWSSB official B M Manjunath. He said that Bengaluru received more than 700 mm of rainfall in 3 months and we have to still receive more in the month of November and December. Consumers initiative in adopting the structures is coming at the right time, he added.

John D'Souza, manager, Adarsh Palace apartment, JP Nagar I phase says that they wanted to encash upon the heavy rain and their borewells are yielding more water than before. "We are 125 apartment complex and heavily depend on borewell water for non-potable purpose. Our previous RWH was not securing more rainwater so we changed the entire structure. Every citizen in Bengaluru should invest and store rainwater for their water requirement," he added.

BWSSB has identified over 1,53,000 households who have to adopt RWH, consumers who have build their houses on 60X40 sq ft site and the newly houses built on 30X40 sq. ft after 2009 have to compulsorily adopt RWH. Till date, 76,877 such houses have already adopted the RWH structures and to the remaining houses, BWSSB has been issuing notices and imposing penalty on them.

BWSSB has collected Rs 14 crores as penalty
The Board has so far collected Rs 14 crore as penalty from erring consumers who have failed to adopt the structure despite notices said Kemparamaiah, engineer-in-chief, BWSSB. "Through a gazette notification, we started to collect penalty from July 2016 by imposing penalty on consumers' water bills. There are still many defaulters and we are planning to disconnect the water supply as the next step. We are continuously creating awareness about the importance of conserving rainwater," he added.


BWSSB imposes 25 % more on the bill amount for 3 months and then increase it to 50 % on the bill amount for domestic consumers who have failed to adopt RWH and for non-domestic consumers, the penalty is 50 % more for the first 3 months and 100% on the bill amount till they adopt the RWH structures.

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