Pudukottai municipality has taken up a month-long special survey on proper functioning of the rainwater harvesting structures set up on domestic and commercial campus in the town in 2003. The survey will insist on setting up rainwater harvesting structures at new buildings under construction or the ones constructed in the past few years without the RWH.

The town has 30,784 houses and commercial complexes of which 25,177 had been provided with RWH structures. “The owners of the remaining 5,000-odd property units are being persuaded to set up the RWH immediately,” say municipal officials.