Water Trade Continues in the City

bore-wellHyderabad: The illegal water trade continues thrive in the city. The large quantities of groundwater, residents fear that if the trend continues, the bore well in their areas could dry soon.

And huge demand and advance bulk bookings for summer. They take the land on rent, dig a six-and-a-half inch bore well.

In 2014 more than 450 private water traders. If the vendor charges Rs 500 for a 5,000 litre tanker, with a sale of 10 tankers the vendor makes the amount increases by 40 %.

The business of private water is thriving in areas like Kukatpally, serilingampally, Miyapur, patancheru, Alwal, Medchal and Saroornagar colonies. And the empowered to raid and seize illegal commercial bore wells and six –and-a-half inch bore well was drug and the site had turned into filing station. The commercial bore at present is extracting groundwater at Jyothinagar, near the PVNR expressway. Many apartments have already made advance bookings till the end of summer.

G.V.Roa general secretary of Greater Alwal Allied Society Association said. “Not only in residential colonies, has digging of six-and-a-half inched bore well anywhere in Greater Hyderabad.

The apart the residential tax, he she cannot do business, which means a property owner cannot rent it out for it. The GHMC is the local authority as it collects tax and it can also seize the property in case of water.

The water board had issued more than 1000 red notices to consumers who had failed to pay their bills in the last few years. And issue property attachments notices under the Revenue Recovery Act. The bills can be paid through online www.meeseva.gov.in, www.esevaonline.gov.in ,www.aponline.gov.in

And www.hyderabadwater.gov.in through net banking.

The consumers can also pay the spot billing machine payment methods at their doorsteps as and when the bill is issued. Water board officials said “There are no complains of bills not being issued. There are over 500 members on the field, equipped with handles machines, who issues the payments and all. The toll free numbers can be 155313.”

“Bills used to be issued once every four months. Now, we have made it three months. The next set of bills will be issued in February. However, starting from next month, we will also issue alerts for water bill every month to the consumers’ registered mobile numbers,” said S. Raj

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