Use less water, or else

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Water Authority has issued guidelines on the usage of water and warned of strong action to curb its misuse in the wake of the severe drinking water shortage.
It has imposed a 25 percent cut in the water supplied to Thiruvananthapuram and enforced restrictions in the supply between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The water from Peppara is released daily to Aruvikkara reservoir from where it is supplied to the city now.
Even water from bathrooms or flush can be used for purposes like watering plants, Fr Kurian said.
Avoid car wash: Refrain from washing vehicles using KWA water.
KWA drinking water should not be used for gardening.
Drink warm water, not cold The health department has issued an advisory to the people on the consumption of water to prevent the outbreak of diseases in the wake of the summer heat and shortage of water.
Action likely against car wash centres using drinking water The Kerala Water Authority may consider actions against car wash centres that ‘waste’ drinking water during the drought situation.
“Car wash centres that have KWA connection should use wells or other water bodies.
We do not supply purified water for vehicle washing purposes.

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