Tiruchi Corporation has planned to frame by-laws to check over exploitation of ground water by private agencies supplying water in bulk in the city.

The move comes in the wake of some complaints of over exploitation of ground water by some private agencies using huge borewells without due approval from the civic body. An official resolution on the subject would be tabled at the corporation council meeting for its approval. According to corporation sources, use of ground water for purposes other than household consumption would require the approval of the civic body.