BWSSB preaches RWH, but doesn't practise

BWSSB preaches RWH, but doesn't practise

Recently Vikram Simha, a resident of MNK Road in Basavanagudi, received a notice from the BWSSB ordering him to install the rainwater harvesting (RWH) system.

The notice said the government has recently passed an order that whoever possesses a house on a site measuring 2,400 sq ft and above has to install RWH system. As he possesses a site which measures close to 2,400 sq ft, BWSSB served him a notice.

However, documents available with Deccan Herald show that BWSSB itself overlooked the RWH rule and rushed to compel others to follow it. It also failed to impress upon other government departments to install RWH in their respective buildings.

In Bangalore South, the only government building to have RWH is the office of the director of Khadi and Village Industries Board. Interestingly, BWSSB has not installed RWH system at its own quarters at Chamarajpet, Hanumanthanagar, Basavanagudi and its office in M N Krishna Rao Park.

Reacting to the notice, Simha said: “The Board should set an example, before preaching others. We have no problem in installing RWH. But, we want the government to show its commitment first.”

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