New Delhi: In view of the second wave of COVID-19, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has decided not to impose penalty till September end to any societies for not having the rain water harvesting system within the premises.
The DDA had earlier made it mandatory for all the properties with an area of 100 sqm and above to have functional rainwater harvesting (RWH) system.
“Levy of RWH penalty in water bills on non-existence of functional RWH system has been deferred for the next six months, i.e. till September 30 for all cases,” the DJB order read.
If a penalty has been levied from April 1 onwards in any case, it will be reversed, it said.
The DJB also deferred the mandatory installation of an RWH system for new water connections for six months.