Grey Water Recyling And Reuse in UDCPR 2020

Apr 08, 2024

UDCPR 2020 Chapter 13 is all about the Special Provisions for Certain Buildings as per mentioned in the UDCPR 


This is Applicable to all Planning Authorities and Regional Plan Areas except Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, Other Planning Authorities/Special Planning Authorities/ Development Authorities within the limit of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, MIDC, NAINA, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Hill Station Municipal Councils, Eco-sensitive/Eco-fragile region notified by MoEF & CC and Lonavala Municipal Council, in Maharashtra.


Rule No. 13.4 Grey Water Recycling And Reuse


Grey Water - This refers to wastewater from bathrooms, sinks, showers, wash areas, etc.


Applicability - These Regulations shall be applicable to all Developments/Redevelopments/part Developments for the uses as mentioned under Regulation No.13.4.1 to 13.4.6 and shall have the provision for treatment, recycling, and reuse of Grey Water. The applicant shall along with his application for obtaining necessary layout approval / building permission shall submit a plan showing the location of Grey Water Treatment Plant, furnishing details of calculations, implementation, etc. This Plan shall accompany with the applicant’s commitment to monitor the system periodically from the date of occupation of the respective building.


13.4.1 For Layout Approval/Building Permission


i)  In case of Residential layouts, area admeasuring 10000 sq.m. or more, in addition to 10% open space, prescribed in the bye- laws, a separate space for Grey Water Treatment and Recycling Plant should be proposed in the layout. This may be proposed in amenity space as per Regulation No.3.5.


ii)  On the layout Plan, all Drainage lines, Chambers, Plumbing lines should be marked in different colour and submit the layout for approval to the Authority.


iii) The recycled water shall be used for gardening, car washing, toilet flushing, irrigation, etc. and in no case for drinking, bathing, washing utensils, clothes etc.


iv) A clause must be included by the owner/developer in the purchase agreement that the purchaser, owner of the premises/organization or society of the purchasers shall ensure that :


a) The recycled water is tested every six months either in a municipal laboratory or in the laboratory approved by the Authority or by State Government and the result of which shall be made accessible to the competent authority / EHO of the respective ward office.


b) Any recommendation from the testing laboratory for any form of corrective measures that are needed to be adopted shall be compiled. Copy of any such recommendation and necessary action taken shall also be sent by the testing laboratories to the Competent Authority / EHO of respective Wards.


c) Maintenance of the Recycling Plant should be done by the Developer or Housing Society or Owner.


13.4.2 Group Housing/Apartment Building


In the case of a Group Housing scheme or a multi-storeyed building having 100 or more tenements, Grey Water Recycling Plant as mentioned in Regulation No.13.4.1 above, should be constructed. In the case of EWS/LIG tenements, this shall be provided for tenements of 150 or more.


13.4.3 Educational, Industrial, Commercial, Government, Semi-Government Organizations, Hotels, Lodgings, etc.


For all above buildings having built-up area of 1500 sq.m. or more or if water consumption is 20,000 litre per day whichever is minimum, then provision for Grey Water Treatment Plant as mentioned in Regulation No.13.4.1 is applicable.


13.4.4 Hospitals


Those Hospitals having 40 or more beds, Grey Water Recycling Plant as mentioned in Regulation No.13.4.1 is applicable.


13.4.5 Vehicle Servicing Garages


All Vehicle servicing garages shall ensure that the Grey water generated through the washing of vehicles is treated and recycled back for the same use as mentioned in Regulation No.13.4.1.


13.4.6 Other Hazardous uses


All other Establishments/Buildings where chances of Waste Water generated containing harmful chemicals, and toxins are likely and where such water cannot be directly led into municipal sewers, the concerned Competent Authority may direct the Owners, and users of such Establishments and buildings to treat their Waste Water as per the directions laid in Regulation No.13.4.1.


13.4.7 Incentive


The Owner/Developer/Society setting up and agreeing to periodically maintain such Grey Water Treatment and Recycling Plant entirely through their own expenditure shall be eligible for an incentive in the form of fiscal benefits in Property Tax to the extent of 5% to Tenement holder/Society.


13.4.8 Penalty Clause


Any person/Owner/Developer/Organization/Society violating the provisions of these bye-laws, he shall be fined Rs.2,500/- on the day of detection and if the violation continues, then he shall be fined Rs.100/- for every day as concrete action after written Notice from Authority.


If any person/Owner/Developer/Organization/Society fails to operate as determined by the Authorised Officer of the Authority and from the observations of test results and/or physical verification) the Recycling plant, then he will be charged a penalty of Rs.300/- per day and disconnection of the Water connection also.


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