Monday, June 11, 2007

'Wasteful' BWSSB fixing leaks-Bangalore-Cities-The Times of India

'Wasteful' BWSSB fixing leaks-Bangalore-Cities-The Times of India: "
If Bangaloreans are hoping they'll get water supply everyday — as promised for some areas — they're sadly mistaken. The supply has now dwindled from once every alternate day to once in three days in some areas.BWSSB admits it is 'wasting' 300 million litres of water daily. That's a whopping 37 per cent of the total water supplied to Bangalore.'The prime reason for this loss is leakage through corroded pipes. We are working overtime to salvage the situation and an amount of Rs 400 crore has been earmarked to check this,' a BWSSB official said.While the average supply from Cauvery is 810 million litres a day (MLD) of treated water, Arkavathy provides about 20 per cent (135 MLD).

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