The civic body has given one month’s time to all the residents to divert their wastewater to sewage line or get ready for action that can even be disconnection of water supply. The MC will also rope in the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee in this exercise.
“We have issued notices under the Water Prevention Act of 1974, asking the violators to ensure that their wastewater goes to the sewage line. Since the survey is going on, in the coming days more such notices will be issued to the violators, so that wastewater can be diverted to the sewage line and treated,” sources in the MC said.
The move follows physical surveys of these villages. Thirteen villages were transferred to the municipal corporation around a couple of years back from the Chandigarh administration, the survey of remaining villages is still going on. “We will cover all the villages one by one and inspect them to check wastewater disposal. We are surprised that the UT administration did not bother about such things in the past,” sources said.
Since the MC has received dedicated funds for the development of 13 villages transferred from the administration, its engineering department has allotted majority of the works. Initially, the work of sewage, storm and water supply line worth Rs 50 crore has been allotted.