Clean water tanks regularly, BMC's advice to housing societies

Clean water tanks regularly, BMC's advice to housing societies

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has provide you with tips for cleansing water tanks in personal societies to cut back the danger of any contamination. As per tips, tanks must be cleaned twice a year by contractors registered with the company. The coverage has been ready by the water engineer division of the company.

This comes after many societies began bombarding BMC with their complaints concerning the contaminated water provide. However, in a number of the locations, it has been discovered that contaminated water is being provided due to non-cleaning of underground or terraced water tanks in buildings.

In 2012-13, nearly 17 per cent of water samples had been discovered unsafe for consuming.

Later on, Municipal Corporation took a number of measures to cut back the quantity of contaminated water. This included repairing waterways, constructing reservoirs and different works. As a consequence, the BMC improved the system and in 2018-19 unsafe water samples got here down to 0.70 per cent.

Moss and different rubbish must be eliminated utilizing chlorine and a high-pressure jet. If there isn’t any outlet to use a suction pump, use ISO/FDA authorised chlorine powder to disinfect the tank. Users ought to ship a pattern of water from a clear tank for testing at a company lab located at Dadar.

The water coming from the dam is handled at Bhandup Water Treatment Plant and the purified water is provided to Mumbaikars. However, many occasions complaints of contaminated water provide are coming to the departmental workplace of the Municipal Corporation. Daily samples of the provided water are collected and examined in a laboratory within the North Division.

Here are the rules by the BMC:

  • The water tank must be cleaned and disinfected at the least twice a yr.

  • The sealed pattern of water within the cleaned tank must be submitted with the signature of the workplace bearers of the group at every time by paying the price for testing within the municipal laboratory.

  • Certain situations have been imposed on the registration of contractors appointed to clear water tanks.

  • Contractor ought to have at the least 3 years of expertise in cleansing water tanks.

  • The supervisor appointed by the contractor to clear the water tanks ought to have handed the twelfth examination from the science department.

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