Malé piped water was touted as the highest quality in South Asia.
The fines were imposed over the unauthorised extraction and release of groundwater.
Fines have also been waived for fishermen, tenants and motorists.
The booking fee could be around US$7,000.
The new powerhouse for the capital's industrial village will also be used as a backup plant "when electricity goes out from time to time in Malé,"...
A city-wide electricity outage in Malé for more than two hours on Sunday afternoon disrupted water and telecommunication services in the capital.
Soldiers were on guard outside the Malé Water and Sewerage Company (MWSC) last night after arsonists attempted to set fire to powerhouses in the capital's suburbs...