To check the misuse of potable water in residential areas, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) is mulling a fine in the range of Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000 to people who wash their cars at homes.
A team of MCG officials, which was spearheaded by junior engineer Bhupender Singh, caught a resident washing his car with potable water supplied by the MCG in Sector-15 on Saturday morning. The team asked him to stop washing the car. But, when he did not stop, the team imposed a fine of Rs 5,000.
“We have warned him to not repeat the act else strict action will be taken against him and the fine could go up to Rs 10,000,” Singh said.
The MCG started this campaign to address the water scarcity problem in the area.
The MCG commissioner had ordered officials to penalise people who are caught wasting water by washing vehicles or watering their gardens.
“Some people misuse water and because of this many people don’t have enough water to drink and are spending on water tankers. We will take against defaulters under relevant provisions of the Municipal Act,” Yadav said.
The commissioner has also directed assistant and junior engineers to address the issue of water wastage in their areas.
MCG has constituted 40 teams to check the misuse of potable water in the area. There will be ten teams deployed in each of the four zones for this purpose. The teams will be working for eight hours every day.
“We have seen people misuse drinking water by washing floors and vehicles with running water. We have formed the teams that if any resident is found misusing drinking water, action should be taken against them,” Yadav said, adding that residents should use buckets to water plants and wash their vehicles.
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