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Sops To Flat Owners For Rainwater Harvesting
Source :   Deccan Chronicle City :  Guntur Published Date :   05-06-2010  

The Guntur Municipal Corporation GMC has taken steps to protect groundwater levels in the city. To encourage apartments or house owners to set up rainwater harvesting pits the corporation is implementing the G.O. issued by the government to protect groundwater level.

According to the G.o, if an apartment owner is sets up a rainwater harvesting pit in his apartment and installs solar water heater, he will get 20 per cent concession in the property tax......

Water Scare: 511 New Borewells In 2 Months
Source :   Times of India City :  Mumbai Published Date :   05-06-2010  

Water-starved Mumbai is seeing a rush for borewells as well as water tankers. The BMC has built 511 new borewells in just two months. Meanwhile, the demand for tankers in a city burdened by a 15% water cut has seen around 100 new tankers added to the fleet of about 1,000 within a few months, said Parminder Singh Hanspal, president, Mumbai Suburban Water Transport Association. The BMC is spending on building borewells even on private properties, like housing societies. .....

UNICEF Reports Unsafe Drinking Water In Assam
Source :   The Sentinel City :  Jorhat Published Date :   03-06-2010  

An unusually high content of iron in the groundwater of the Northeastern states has posed a serious threat to the people living in this part of the country. It is found that, almost all the states of the region contain iron above the permissible level in drinking water.

According to the report of survey conducted by Assam Public Health and Engineering department and sponsored by UNICEF, the maximum amount of iron was observed in Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura......

Borewells To Be Sunk To Augment Water Supply
Source :   The Hindu City :  Salem Published Date :   04-06-2010  

To meet the drinking water scarcity, Salem Corporation has undertaken the massive work of sinking 93 borewells at places where the water problem is acute in the city. Though the city is being supplied with water from Cauvery, it is not enough for the burgeoning population.

The government has already sanctioned a dedicated water supply scheme for Salem city alone with source again at Cauvery. But technical and administrative issues plague the scheme, which is getting delayed further......

Vellore Facing Acute Drinking Water Scarcity
Source :   The Hindu City :  Vellore Published Date :   25-05-2010  

The residents of Vellore Corporation are facing an acute drinking water scarcity for the last more than two months, with the Corporation being in a position to supply drinking water through the distribution lines only once in 10 to 15 days in most areas.

A visit to different areas in Vellore revealed that the residents were using the water sparingly, since they have to manage with the stored water for 15 days. Some resort to drinking boiled borewell water though it was not potable. While the affluent sections of the people buy mineral water for drinking purposes, the poorer and middle class people are the sufferers......

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