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Updated: May 24, 2013 09:42 IST

Pumping restored, but most areas yet to get usual supply

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Residents in east Bangalore have not got a drop for days on end. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy.
Residents in east Bangalore have not got a drop for days on end. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy.

Although Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) officials claimed that normal pumping of water from Thorekadanahalli, Harohalli and Tataguni reservoirs had resumed, residents of most areas are yet to get regular supply.

Residents in east Bangalore, especially Pillanna Garden, HRBR Layout, Banaswadi, Hennur and surrounding areas, where water scarcity is a perennial problem, said they had not received water for the last five supply days. The supply here is mostly once in four days and that too for not more than two hours. Besides, the pressure is also very low, said a resident. Supply was hit in the last two days in areas such as Padmanabhanagar and Banashankari that were getting their regular quota even during the crisis. “During the crisis we [willingly] gave water from our underground sump to whoever came to us from the neighbouring slums. But in the last two days we have not got any water,” said M. Madhu from Padmanabhanagar.

BWSSB, which had stopped 15 of the total 60 motors after the level in Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) plummeted, resumed pumping from all motors on Tuesday.

“In the last few days we were drawing only 835 million litres of water per day (mld) although the requirement was 1,150 mld because we did not have the required 600 cusecs at the Shiva Balancing Reservoir (SBR). Following the release of water from KRS and Hemavathi river and the gradual increase in the water level, we have resumed pumping 1,150 mld from Tuesday,” a top BWSSB official said.

Another day

It would take another day’s supply for the problem to be mitigated across the city. “The pressure is low because water is being supplied to several areas simultaneously. Besides, we have reduced the duration of supply to ensure that all such areas scheduled to get water on Thursday are covered,” the official added.

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After careful study a few areas get regular water, and some areas get
water twice a week and some places 15 days ones further some places get
lucky if they get water.This shows there is no proper distribution or
there is no facility of distribution pipes.BWSSB authorities are not
come out of truth.There is no transferancy in the administration.The new
has to taken this issue immediately tell the public.

from:  Keerhikumar
Posted on: May 24, 2013 at 12:52 IST
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