: Property owners having over 2,400 square feet will have to get ready to spend some more money if they have not implemented rain water harvesting (RWH) on their property.

The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has directed all owners/occupiers of properties having a site area of 2,400 sq. ft. and above to implement rain water harvesting by August 3, 2013 .

The BWSSB, said the that Karnataka High Court had directed it to ensure that rain water harvesting is done as per the BWSSB Act.Section 72 (a) of the BWSSB Act

According to section 72 (a) of the Act, every owner or occupier of a building having a site area of 2,400 sq. ft. and above shall provide RWH structure for storage, use or for ground water recharge as per regulations and guidelines issued by the Board. As per the BWSSB Regulation 2010, those who fail to provide RWH facilities in their building can face disconnection of water supply.

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