‘Rainwater harvesting should be compulsory’

10:53 AM, Friday, May 13th, 2016

AB-IbrahimMangaluru : Deputy Commissioner A.B. Ibrahim on Thursday asked Mangaluru City Corporation Commissioner H.N. Gopalakrishna to take steps to make all houses in the city go for rainwater harvesting.

In a meeting with representatives of citizens’ associations and non-government organisations on Thursday, Mr. Ibrahim said that the civic body should promote rainwater harvesting to mitigate water scarcity. The proposal should be placed in the MCC council and made compulsory, he said. Mr. Ibrahim said that the corporation should also take up work of recharging ground water including allowing roadside drains to percolate water.

Mr. Ibrahim said that the corporation should complete, by June, the survey of the land that are likely to be submerged by storing water at the new vented dam being construed at Thumbe.

Mr.Gopalakrishna said that the survey work had already commenced from Wednesday.

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