Buildings without rainwater harvesting systems to lose water connection

Published: 15th August 2013 10:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th August 2013 10:10 AM   |  A+A-

In a bid to ensure that all buildings in the city have rainwater harvesting systems (RWH) installed, Vellore Corporation will identify structures which have the systems with special stickers.

The local body has also planned to disconnect water supply to buildings which don’t put in place the RWH system.

According to a survey conducted by the corporation, of the 98,504 buildings in the city, including residential and commercial complexes, around 61 per cent (60,359) were equipped with RWH system while another 6,192 buildings needed renovation of the already existing RWH systems. The remaining 38,307 buildings were yet to construct the RWH structures.

Mayor P Karthiyayini said, “The Corporation staff would be involved in pasting the stickers on buildings that have RHW systems and the rest of the buildings would be monitored.”

Members of the Junior Chamber of India (JCI), a service organisation led by national president N Ramakrishnan handed over 25,000 printed stickers to Mayor Karthiyayini at the corporation office on Wednesday.

The rest of the stickers would be handed over in the coming days.


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