August 19, 2019
KMC to make rainwater harvesting mandatory in big housing complexes
The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is set to make rainwater harvesting mandatory in big housing complexes, in a bid to conserve water.
The civic authorities will change the Building Rules of the KMC and incorporate the new provision, the mayor said recently.
He said rainwater harvesting in big housing complexes will be done as part of a move to save groundwater. The rainwater will be used for cleaning, flushing and gardening.
The groundwater level has fallen in several parts of the city. The KMC had earlier proposed to set up special zones to wash vehicles in order to save wastage of drinking water.
The State Government has taken several special measures to save water. July 12 was recently declared by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to be celebrated as Save Water day in Bangla every year.
The State Panchayats and Rural Development Department has also instructed all the gram panchayats to not rampantly lift groundwater and prepare schemes for rainwater harvesting in their respective areas.
Source: Millennium Post