Builders construct flats in water scarce areas: Consumers’ forum to send notice to PMC

When PMC Commissioner Mahesh Pathak was questioned on the issue he said that each plan is different and height of the building definitely plays a part with water not being pulled to these buildings. "Citizens should check the zone before investing in the flats. However we have planned 52 elevated reservoirs in major areas on the outskirts to address the issue," he said. He said in Mumbai, the BPMC is responsible only for drinking water and for water for other uses, the builder has to provide through rain water harvesting or any other means. PMC officials said people can get the "zonal certificate" of these areas before investing.

While builders put the onus on PMC, Satish Magar representing the builders lobby stated they get the sanction after providing the line and after paying development charges. "If the water is not adequate it is the PMC's responsibility to increase the quantity of water," Magar said.

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