Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Mar 2007 The Hindu : Karnataka / Bangalore News : There is no crisis, says BWSSB

The Hindu : Karnataka / Bangalore News : There is no crisis, says BWSSB: "
The shortfall of about 70 million litres of water per day in the city does not amount to a crisis, N.C. Muniyappa, Chairman of Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), said here on Thursday.Speaking on the sidelines of the two-day workshop organised by BWSSB on the occasion of World Water Day, Mr. Muniyappa said that because of the low levels of water at Thippagondanahalli reservoir, the board was pumping only 30 million litres a day as opposed to 104 million litres that was being pumped last year.While measures were being taken to provide Cauvery water to areas previously served by the T.G. Halli, BWSSB was hastening up the augmentation project taken up three months ago to get 100 million litres per day to Bangalore city from the Cauvery. 'The project was due to be completed by June end, but we are working day and night to have it ready by first week of May,' Mr. Muniyappa said.

More tankers would be available on call to citizens at the six offices of the BWSSB. The numbers are: East: 22945158, West: 22945171, North: 22945139, South: 22945143, Central: 22945187 and South East: 22945196

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