A total of 18 teams led by sub-divisional engineers (SDEs) Of the municipal corporation (MC) will spread across the city to fine people if they are caught wasting water from Thursday.

The fine is Rs 5,000. A second-time violation will also cost the same amount, but the water connection will be disconnected if a violator is caught for the third time.

The teams will be on the lookout for violators from 5.30am to 8.30am. The special drive will continue till June 30. The MC said since the two-and-a-half months are of peak summer and leads to increase in requirement of potable water, the effort is to stop the use of maximum water for non-potable purposes.

A copy of the order, which is with TOI, reads, “The teams shall function under the overall supervision of the executive engineers of the MC’s public health department. For arriving at some decision and for resolving some dispute, the SDE in-charge of Daily report will be sent to the senior officer before 10am. Material confiscated or recovered from defaulters shall be kept by the SDE concerned.”


Source: 17 April, 2021, The Times of India