Application for water connection for domestic use – (1) The owner or occupier of a premises may apply to the Executive Engineer concerned for supply of water from the distribution pipe by submitting an application in form-I accompanied by the following documents:
(a) a fee of Rs. 200/- in the shape of a demand draft favouring the Executive Engineer concerned or in cash;
(b) proof of ownership or occupancy of the premises for which the water connection is required; and
(c) an affidavit duly attested by the first class Magistrate to the effect that the applicant shall abide by the provisions of the Act and all rules and regulations made there under and other terms and conditions subject to which the water connection is granted.
(2) The Executive Engineer shall forward the application to the Assistant Executive Engineer incharge of the area for a feasibility report.
(3) The Assistant Executive Engineer In-charge of the area shall, after making a site inspection and examining the feasibility of such connection, submit specific recommendations to the Executive Engineer for grant or refusal of water connection to the applicant and also
(a) furnish estimated cost for the installation of such water supply connection including the cost of key material, flow-meter, labour, and all allied items of work ; and
(b) certify that the grant of such water connection to the applicant is not:-
(i) inconsistent with State Water Policy and Plan;
(ii) likely to create a water shortage in the area;
(iii) likely to create a health nuisance;
(iv) likely to adversely affect other lawful users of the water resource;
(v) likely to damage the water resource or its environment;
(vi) incompatible with other uses of such water in the adjoining area; and
(vii) inconsistent with the provisions of the Act or rules and regulations framed there under.
(4) On the basis of the feasibility report/recommendations made under sub-rule (3), the Executive Engineer may grant permission for the installation of water supply connection in the premises of the applicant after allotting a number to be as Water Supply Installation Number (WSIN) with in a period of 30 days from the date of receipt of application or within 10 days from the date of receipt of report under sub-rule (3), as the case may be, subject to the condition that the applicant shall deposit:
(a) the total estimated cost assessed under clause (a) of sub-rule (3) for the installation of water supply connection in the divisional chest; or
(b) the cost of skilled labour and bear at his own expenses the cost of unskilled labour, key material, flow-meter, labour, and all allied items of work required in the installation of such water connection provided the key material and the flow-meter is of ISI Mark.
Agreement– On grant of water supply connection, the applicant shall execute an agreement with the Executive Engineer in form-II undertaking to abide by and adhere to all the terms and conditions contained therein.
Validity of connection– If the applicant to whom a water supply connection has been granted fails to get his connection installed within 6 months from the date of grant of connection, such connection shall be deemed to be inoperative and the applicant shall have to apply afresh for getting a water supply connection.
Installation of Meter– (1) The Executive Engineer shall cause to install flow-meter of ISI mark at appropriate point on every water supply connection for recording the quantity of water used by the consumer.
(2) The Executive Engineer may also direct a consumer to bear the cost of such flow-meter and subsequently adjust such cost in the water usage charges payable by him.
Water usage charges– Till the water usage charges are fixed by the Authority under the Act, a consumer shall be liable to pay water charges as per the existing rates.
Preparation of demand note for water usage charges and service thereof– The Assistant Executive Engineer In-charge of an area shall prepare a record of water used by consumers of that area and the water usage charges for such consumption payable by each consumer in form-III A or form III B, as the case may be, and serve a demand note on each such consumer twice a year on first April and first October every year with a copy the Executive Engineer for record.
Deposit of water usage charge:On receipt of the demand note served upon him by the Assistant Executive Engineer under rule 10, the consumer shall deposit the water usage charges in the sub-division office against a proper receipt and the Assistant Executive Engineer shall, at the end of each day or in the morning of the next working day, remit the amount in the divisional chest.
Connection from main lineOrdinarily no water connection shall be given from the main supply line. However, the Chief Engineer may, on the recommendation of Superintending Engineer, grant = to 1 inch dia water supply connection from the main supply line of less than 6 inches dia in exceptional cases for installation of fire fighting equipments and providing water supply to district hospitals or other vital installations of the Government:
Provided that water utilized for firefighting purposes shall be free of cost.
Cutting of water supply connection– The Executive Engineer shall cause cutting of water supply to any premises or may turn off such supply on any of the following grounds:
(a) if, after the receipt of a written notice from the Assistant Executive Engineer concerned requiring him to refrain from so doing, the owner or occupier of the premises continues to use the water or to permit the same to be used in contravention of the Act or the rules and regulations framed there under:
(b) if pipe, tap, work or fitting connected with the supply of water to the premises is found, on inspection in this behalf, to be damaged or out of repair to such an extent so as to cause waste or contamination of water and immediate prevention is necessary:
(c) if there is any water-pipe situated within the premises to which no tap or other efficient means of turning off the water is attached;
(d) if, by reason of a leakage in the pipe or fitting, damage is caused to the public street and immediate prevention is necessary: or
(e) if the owner of the premises refuses or fails to pay, for a period of one months after he has been served with a notice of demand, water charges on account of water consumed in the premises.
Restoration of water supply connection– (1) When the water supply has been cut off or turned off under rule 13, the Executive Engineer may, after obtaining an affidavit duly attested by the first class Magistrate from the owner or occupier of the concerned premises to the effect that he/she shall make good the lapse and desist from doing so in future, or in case of any damage or leakage, after the same has been repaired or plugged, or in case of default in payment of water usage charges, after the outstanding dues have been cleared, restore the water supply to the premises:
Provided that in case of further default or lapse, the water supply connection shall be cut off and its further restoration shall be treated as a case of new water supply connection:
Provided further that if the owner or occupier of the premises provides sufficient proof that the premises was locked for a particular period and that water was not used by him during such period, he shall not be required to pay water charges for that period.