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Amid water shortage, MCG to levy fines on those wasting water

Gurugram: The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has announced action against those who are found wasting water. Officials said in an attempt to stop people from wasting water, the department has decided to levy fines on violators.

For residential units, the maximum limit for the fine would be Rs 1,000, while for commercial units it will be Rs 5,000.

When asked as to what would they consider as water wastage, an official said, "Wasting water while washing cars, turning a blind eye to overflowing of water, misusing water for gardening among others, are a few of the categories that the department would consider while taking action."

In residential units, a defaulter will be charged Rs 500 for the first time and Rs 1,000 if he repeats it.

In commercial units, for the first time, the defaulters will be charged Rs 2,000 for the first time and Rs 5,000 if he/she repeats it.

"To curb the practice of extravagant use and wastage of water and to meet the increasing demand apropos the supply and consumption, a person or institution found wasting water by way of car washing, overflowing wilfully and negligently misusing/wasting of water, will be put under the ambit of action mentioned under Section 180 and 181 of Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994," the MCG order states.

"If a person or institution does not mend his or their ways and continues to wastewater, the water connection of such person or institution may be disconnected," the order further states.

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