After geotagging Rainwater Harvesting sites, IMC paces up to clean open water bodies in Indore
After geotagging all the Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) sites in Indore. The civic body now takes up the task to clean other water bodies like wells, bawdis and ponds will be initiated. The initiative is part of the groundwater recharging drive of the water conservation campaign. Under this, the civic body aims to set up close to 1 lakh rainwater harvesting systems, including the existing units.
Cleanliness drive to ensure purity of the collected rainwater
Geotagging of all the water conservation units was taken up by Zonal offices. Further these offices will also take up the work to clean water bodies like open wells. This would ensure that the rainwater collected in these bodies is not contaminated.
In last month alone, a total of 25,000 rainwater harvesting systems have been installed in the city out of which 22,000 have already been geotagged. These systems are not just located in residential buildings but also in public buildings, commercial buildings, industries, gurdwaras, temples and mosques.
Builders to pay security deposits for RWH systems
The corporation has also laid out rules to ensure these water conservation units are in place. Builders will now have to pay a security deposit for RWH systems. The deposit money will be refundable and they will also get a 10% rebate on consolidated taxes on implementing these norms. Those who fail to follow the new rules will be liable for a fine of ₹500 per day. However, the fine charged won’t exceed a maximum of ₹5,000.