Covid: Delhi Jal Board defers levy of penalty on properties not having RWH systems till Sept

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New Delhi, Jun 8 (PTI) In view of the second wave of COVID-19, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) will not impose any penalty till September end on properties that do not have a rainwater harvesting system, according to an order issued on Tuesday.

The utility had earlier made it mandatory for all properties with an area of 100 sq m and above to have a functional rainwater harvesting (RWH) system.

'Levy of RWH penalty in water bills on non-existence of functional RWH system has been deferred for the next six months, i.e. till September 30 for all cases,' the DJB order read.

If a penalty has been levied from April 1 onwards in any case, it will be reversed, it said.

The DJB also deferred the mandatory installation of an RWH system for new water connections for six months. PTI GVS DIV DIV

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