The water-bill defaulters under Secunderabad Cantonment Board have been served with notices that say their properties would be seized if the arrears were not cleared at the earliest. The Secunderabad Cantonment Board has started the process in an attempt to collect arrears, some of which have been pending for over a decade.
It is also reported that about 1,800 illegal water connections have been disconnected out of 20,000 who have been served with red letter notices since Dec.
The SCB plans to retrieve Rs 20 Crore arrears in a month long drive. The actual arrears have mounted to Rs 40 Crore. The SCB owes more than 20 Crore to the Board, which supplies 53 Lakh gallons of water daily for 4.3 Lakh population.
To regularise the connection, the charge is Rs 5,000 for slums and Rs 15,000 for colonies.