Penalty on Car Washing or Misusing Domestic Water Supply


Now, the Water Supply Department will take action against misuse of domestic supply of water. Under the new orders, homeowners will no longer be able to use drinking water for any purpose other than domestic use. Water supplied to homes can be used for washing vehicles, building construction, etc.

Even if there is leakage from water taps inside the house, the landlord will be responsible. If found doing so, they will have to pay a fine of up to Rs 1,000. Even after this, if wastage of water is not stopped, a fine of up to Rs 50 can be imposed every day. Still, there is a provision for disconnecting the connection and punishment if there is no improvement. 

Water supply department officials will monitor daily

Principal Secretary of the Water Supply Department, Dr. Samit Sharma has issued a circular regarding this. After the circular was issued, the responsibility of monitoring was entrusted to all the officers. Officials have been instructed to check houses every day in the field. If found misusing water, instructions have been given to impose fine and disconnect the connection.

Domestic water cannot be used at these places

We will be able to use the water supplied by the water supply department in our homes. This water will not be used for private swimming pools, buildings, restaurants, hotels, marriage gardens, schools, public fountains, club houses, cinema houses, boarding houses and other commercial activities. If found using domestic water at these places, you will have to pay a heavy fine. Not only this, a petition will also be filed in the court.

According to Samit Sharma, Government Secretary, Water Supply Department, “Domestic water is being misused in many ways. It is the responsibility of the department to stop this. A campaign will be launched to stop misuse of water. Under this, people across the state who are using domestic water for commercial activities will be fined by issuing a notice under the Rajasthan Water Supply and Sewerage Corporation Act 1979. If improvements are not made even after this, their water connection will be disconnected.”

There are two types of water connections, domestic and commercial connections. The rates for commercial connections are four times higher than domestic connections. 

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