Friday, August 17, 2007

Deccan Herald - Thirsty Bangalore to get recycled water

Deccan Herald - Thirsty Bangalore to get recycled water: "
Bangaloreans will get to drink a mixture of recycled water and rain water in future.The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), in a bid to meet the water supply-demand for the next 20 years, has decided to focus more on water-recycling technologies instead of tapping new water sources to enhance the supply of potable water.This decision has come against the backdrop of the Cauvery River Water Disputes Tribunal's verdict (which is being challenged before the Supreme Court) allotting a meagre quantity of water from the Cauvery river for Bangalore city for drinking purpose.Announcing the plan to supply 600 MLD of recycled water for potable purposes after reviewing BWSSB's projects in Bangalore on Thursday, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said sewage water would treated by using ultra filtration (UF) water recycling technology to enhance supply of potable water. (snip)

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