The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram is getting ready to require separate water connections for every floors in four-story buildings in an effort to stop the threat of unlicensed non-taxed water supply.
Due to unpaid water cess, the civic administration loses over Rs 7 crore each month. Only 1.9 lakh registered water connections exist despite the MC having almost 3.5 lakh homes registered with it.
Along with unpaid invoices, overloaded connections are a big factor in the loss. According to a recent survey by the MC, locations with the greatest concentration of four-story homes had serious problems.
Although each unit belonged to a distinct tenant, they shared a water connection, and sometimes, information about amenities like the number of toilets and other amenities was lacking. The neighbourhoods include Kirti Nagar, Saraswati Vihar, Chakkarpur, and Maruti Vihar, as well as Sectors 17, 14, 15, 45, 37, and 10.
They require separate connections because they are distinct houses. This will assist us in determining a home’s actual water requirements as well as assist us in generating income.
Multi-story homes are common in locations where residents complain about low water pressure, yet many of these homes nonetheless pay the water fee for just one level, according to MCG Commissioner PC Meena. To find these structures and order new connections, the MC has mandated a multi-phase survey.
According to a top official, things were worse in villages and colonies that had received MC licences. The higher authorities have been persuaded by the electricity department to request a separate metre for each floor. There are a lot of four-story buildings that have been rented out that have a single connection with sub meters on each floor.
A top power official claimed that the load was unreported and that the bulk of these places were experiencing infrastructure problems. Four houses are being built on one plot, but the load or connections have not been raised.
The higher authorities have been persuaded by the electricity department to request a separate metre for each floor. Many four-story buildings have just one connection, with sub-meters on each floor. Most of these places are experiencing infrastructure issues, and the load is unreported.