State Gov to Cut Supply to those in Bangalore Who Refuse to Save Water
Save water or face connection cut, Bangaloreans told April 20, 2011 [India] All residential, commercial and office structures built on a 2,400 square foot area must install rainwater harvesting systems by December 31, 2011, or face total stoppage of water and sanitation services. This move comes after the Karnataka state government’s failure to appeal to citizenry via campaigns and warnings. Bangalore’s population has grown by three million people in just a decade, which has resulted in a shortage of 350 million liters of water per day. The significant tapping of groundwater has made a large dent in water levels where water is found to be less than 1,000 feet in some areas.
Sources:Intellecap May 2011 page 16: