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BMC MAKES IT TOUGH TO DIG A BOREWELL IN THE CITY

On one hand, the MCGM wants citizens to look for traditional sources of water like digging wells to supplement depleting resources, but on the other hand, its new set of rules is making the quest tougher at a time when the city and its residents are going through an unprecedented water cut. The new rules for digging of borewells and ring wells had come into effect soon after a tunnel at Malad was punctured by a private contractor while digging a borewell on February 12. Since the tunnel was damaged, only one out of 14 borewells that were planned in the area have been given permission by MCGM. The new set of rules demand an Electrical Resistivity Test and that too from a qualified geologist, copy of the building’s plan, expected yield and depth of the well and a certificate from any licensed plumber. Additional municipal commissioner Anil Diggikar assured the elected representatives that the rules will be withdrawn immediately. With the monsoon in sight, the MCGM has been speeding up its plans to dig more wells. Bureau report – NMTV News.

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