22 Families Fined for Using Drinking Water for Car Wash & Gardening in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: Twenty-two families of water-scarce Bengaluru were fined by the authorities for using drinking water for non-essential activities like car washing and gardening.

Each family paid a Rs 5,000 fine for the violation of the water supply board’s order to conserve water amid a severe shortage.

The Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) said it has collected ₹ 1.1 lakh in fines from 22 households for using “drinking water for car-washing or gardening”.

The BWSSB has directed an economical use of drinking water and were urged to avoid using drinking water for washing vehicles, construction, and entertainment purposes.

During Holi celebrations, BWSSB has advised residents not to use Cauvery and borewell water for pool parties and rain dances.

Bengaluru is facing a shortage of about 500 million litres of water per day (MLD) against the requirement of 2,600 MLDs.

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