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Capture the rain
Express News Service First Published : 19 Nov 2009 05:22:00 AM ISTLast Updated : 19 Nov 2009 07:51:13 AM IST
SEEMS like Bangalore is getting more serious about cracking down on those who do not make good use of rain water. Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) Chairman PB Ramamurthy said on Wednesday, “The department will cut water supply to those who do not comply with the ‘Rain Water Harvesting’ (RWH) norms.” After inaugurating RWH Help Desk at Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology’s (KSCST) premises, Ramamurthy said that according to the norms all houses that are constructed in plots measuring 2,400 sqft and above must install RWH mechanism by the end of September 2010.
BWSSB and KSCST will be organising various programmes in different parts of the city to create awareness about RWH and to promote its implementation.
Measures have been taken to ensure that the RWH mechanism is installed in all government buildings in the city within the next three months. BWSSB has already installed RWH in 20 of its buildings and is in the process of installing it in 12 more buildings.
“To make the advanced of RWH available to the people we are providing free certified training to 1,000 plumbers, contractors and architects. The names and contact details of the trained people would be posted on BWSSB’s workshop to facilitate the installation of RWH. All the details pertaining to RWH can be obtained from our helpdesk,” he added.
The helpdesk will be open from Monday to Friday in between 9.00 am and 5.30 pm.