DELHI JAL BOARD URGES CONSUMERS TO INSTALL FUNCTIONAL METERS TO AVAIL BENEFITS OF FREE WATER UPTO 20KL
About 6 lac consumers availed benefit of free water scheme in second round of billing.
65 % people who got benefit of this scheme live in less than 50 Sq mtr and 84 % of them live in 100 sq mtr houses.
65 % of the people having functional water meters got the benefit of free water supply.
Number of functional meters increased by 75000 between round I & II.
Delhi Jal Board urges its consumers to install functional water meters to reduce water consumption and to avail benefit of free water up to 20 KL.
Delhi Jal Board has just completed bi-monthly round. The data of this round shows that the people of Delhi are coming forward to install water meters and reduce water consumption to avail benefit of 20 KL free water scheme. The data of second round of billing shows that people living in small households are getting maximum benefit of this scheme. Out of about 6 lac consumers who got benefit of free water, 84 % live in less than 100 sq mtr and 60 % live in less than 50 sq mtr dwelling units. However, some people of larger plot size about 200 sq mtr who could reduce their consumption, also got benefit of the scheme. Number of such households is 13,000.
The free water scheme was notified by the DJB in March-2015 and as per the scheme, domestic consumers of DJB consuming upto 20 KL water per month are eligible for benefit provided they have functional water meter. Facility of 20 KL free water supply is also available to residents of Group Housing Societies. Beneficiaries of the scheme are exempted from payment of all component of bill namely water charge, sewerage maintenance charge, service charge, meter rent and cess.
The data of second round of billing also reveals that people are coming forward for installation of water meters and reduce water consumption to get benefit of the scheme. Between rounds I & II, number of functional meters has increased by 75,000. The scheme has been popular amongst consumers who have functional water meters. 65% of such consumers got the benefit of the scheme in these billing rounds. Some of the areas which availed maximum benefit of this scheme include Rohtas Nagar, Vishnu Vihar, Rajapuri, Raja Nagar, Indra Park Palam, Raj Nagar-I, Meethapur Extn. Patel Garden, Mansaram Park Etc.
Delhi Jal Board urges its consumers to install functional water meters, to reduce water consumption, conserve water and avail benefit of 20 KL free water scheme. For getting a defective water meter installed by DJB changed, the consumer should inform the Zonal Revenue Officer of his area for replacement of the defective water meter. In case the meters are not available with the Board, consumer can replace the defective meter by a private meter of “B” class Multijet confirming to BSI and IP: 68 specifications. Such meters are available in the local market. Consumer has to inform the date of installation of the meter to the concerned ZRO office.