Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Message for Hoteliers

Don’t use drinking water for toilets, lawns, Hoteliers asked

Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Taj Mohi ud Din has stressed the need for conservation of water in view of the depleting sources of water.

Interacting with a deputation of Hotel and Restaurant Owners Federation led by Mushtaq Ahmad Burza here this morning, the Minister advised them not to use drinking water in lawns and toilets and instead go for establishing shallow hand pumps in their premises.

He said the treatment cost of potable water is very high and it needs to be conserved for drinking use only.Taj gave six months time to Hotel and Restaurant owners Federation for digging shallow hand pumps in their premises for cleaning and maintenance purposes. He assured the deputation that water meters won’t be installed at their units for a period of six months and issued directions to the concerned in the Department, accordingly.

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