Mumbai, Dec. 4 -- The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is mulling over the idea of setting up separate water meters for individual apartments instead of a combined meter system for housing societies. BMC is also planning to provide subsidies to old flats or housing societies that opt for individual water meters.

An internal committee of BMC studied water distribution in the city and submitted a report that suggested water consumption should be accounted for each home on a daily basis to prevent wastage and disproportionate distribution.

Following this, at a meeting held last month, municipal commissioner Praveen Pardeshi directed officials to explore the idea of setting up individual meters, frame an action plan and submit the sam...