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Metro Water to Check on Your Rain Water Harvesting Systems

At an awareness rally on rain water harvesting, held at T Nagar on Monday, V Chandramohan, managing director, CMWSSB said that the agency will conduct awareness rallies throughout 200 wards in the city to bolster rain water harvesting.

Published: 18th June 2014 07:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st December 2014 02:47 PM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Rain Water Harvesting installments in over 6.5 lakh homes and 35,000 commercial buildings in the city will soon be inspected by the Chennai Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) officials to ensure whether proper maintenance and desilting has been carried out.

At an awareness rally on rain water harvesting, held at T Nagar on Monday, V Chandramohan, managing director, CMWSSB said that the agency will conduct awareness rallies throughout 200 wards in the city to bolster rain water harvesting.

A CD which was released on the importance of rain water harvesting was received by N Sandeep, executive director, CMWSSB, following which a rally to outline the importance of RWH was also conducted.

During the rally, a special Matador vehicle fitted with the rain water harvesting which was set up, was taken on rounds to give residents an idea about how it works. The vehicle toured residential localities across Usman Road, Prakasam Road, Bazullah Road, Habibullah Road and Sir Theagaraya Road.

Flagging off the rally, Chandramohan said, “One such vehicle will be made available in all of the 15 regional centres and in places where the vehicle is not available, posters and banners will be put up.”

The Metro Water officials will inspect the condition of rain water harvesting set ups in the city’s households and commercial buildings. They will also check for regular removal of silt and regular cleaning of the RWH tanks and the inspection will be completed before the onset of the monsoon.

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