Water woes could worsen in the city this summer. The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) expects 'a severe crisis' as early as March and is planning to augment supply by regenerating dysfunctional borewells in the vicinity of Hessarghatta Lake.Sources in the board told The Hindu on Sunday that more than 50 borewells drilled in the 1980s in the vicinity of the lake had become dysfunctional following depletion of the groundwater table.The board had stopped using the Hessarghatta reservoir some years ago, as it did not have a drinking water treatment plant there. The process of drawing raw water to the city and then treating it had proved too costly for the board."
Monday, March 26, 2007
The Hindu : Karnataka / Bangalore News : BWSSB gearing up for summer: "