The Larger Chennai Company (GCC) is ready to take stringent motion in opposition to unlawful sewage connections. The GCC officers will subject’ flood discover’ to greater than 10 lakh households and if a brand new connection isn’t taken on time, they are going to be penalised.
The civic physique is ready to crack down on the unlawful observe by issuing ‘flood discover’ to households (Photograph: Twitter/Larger Chennai Company)
In an try and make the town free from floods and waterlogging in the course of the monsoon season, the Larger Chennai Company (GCC) has determined to take strict motion in opposition to unlawful sewage connections. The issue of waterlogging and floods provides to the woes of residents yearly in the course of the wet season. The civic physique is ready to crack down on the unlawful observe by issuing ‘flood discover’ to households. In Chennai, the discharge of sewage into storm water drains is likely one of the main causes of flooding.
The GCC officers will subject notices to round 10 lakh households for unlawful sewage connections and if it is not accomplished, then they are going to plug the sewage and water connections.The GCC is planning to take a slew of measures to make sure that Chennai is free from floods and water logging.
A staff of officers having assistant engineers, junior engineers and engineers from Metrowater will begin visiting the town from Monday and verify the storm water drain community.
SEWAGE CONNECTION TO BE CUT
Deputy Mayor M Mahesh Kumar advised TOI that at the beginning, the GCC officers will subject the flood discover and provides them time to get a brand new connection. If defaulters fail to get one, they are going to be penalised and their sewage and water connection shall be reduce.
He added, “This may also assist to resolve the issue of the mosquito menace as mosquito breeding was discovered to be greater in places the place sewage entered canals.” (sic)
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The Company had additionally invested in equipment to wash up storm water drains however the unlawful discharge of sewage led to silt accumulation that blocked passage of water. The storm water drains at all times end in overflow and flooding in the course of the wet season.
The Metrowater data reveal that solely 53 per cent of the town has sewage connections. The twelve sewage remedy crops and 303 pumping stations are linked to about seven lakh homes. Nonetheless, the company property tax assessments present that greater than 13 lakh households pay taxes.
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