Monday, February 22, 2010

Mineral water for free at public places soon

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Mineral water for free at public places soon

First Published : 14 Oct 2009 04:26:00 AM IST

You need not buy mineral water any more when you feel thirsty at public places in the city. Because the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is making arrangement to supply safe drinking water in almost all public places.

BBMP is installing drinking water kiosks at different locations in the city to ensure people have access to mineral water.

Under the pilot project, the Palike is setting up about 85 water kiosks in BBMP West Zone and the kiosks are expected to operate in the next 15 days.

Each kiosk, being set up at a cost of Rs 50,000, will have a mineral water filter which will supply normal (room temperature) water.

T he water to the kiosks is loaded by the Bengalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) tankers in two trips, one each in the morning and evening.

The water will then be treated and filtered in the purifier attached to the kiosks.

“BBMP is making arrangement to provide safe drinking water facility in the public places and the project will be started on a trial round,” said a senior BBMP official. This is the first time that safe filtered drinking water would be made available for the people, he added.

We have had initial talks with BWSSB to supply water through their tankers, he said.

If a trial run is successful, the project will be extended to other parts of the city.

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