Monday, September 28, 2009

Rainwater harvesting law passed

Rainwater harvesting law passed
Rainwater harvesting law passed

Express News Service
First Published : 28 Jul 2009 04:15:00 AM IST
Last Updated : 28 Jul 2009 10:42:27 AM IST

BANGALORE: The Legislative Council on Monday gave its approval to The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage (Amendment) Bill 2009 making rain water harvesting measures mandatory in buildings in Bangalore City.

The bill found wholehearted support with the Opposition benches asking the government to make the law more stringent. Responding to members queries BWSSB Minister Katta Subramanya Naidu noted that the collection of rainwater and its use of are both covered separately in the bill. Incentive-based community harvesting of rain water will be promoted among clusters of small dwelling units, he said.

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