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Get set to pay more for water
TNN, Feb 23, 2010, 01.49am IST
BANGALORE: The hike in power tariff may see a proportional increase in your water bills. In order to meet its increasing monthly expenditure on power charges, the BWSSB has written to the government asking for a proportional hike in the water tariff.
"We are incurring almost a 11.5% increase in our monthly power charges, paying Rs 2.5 crore extra a month. This, in addition to our regular payment of Rs 260 crore a year. In case the government approves our proposal, there might be a proportional hike in water tariff for both domestic and commercial consumers," BWSSB chairperson P B Ramamurthy told reporters at a meet at FKCCI here on Monday.
No water today in North, East
There will be no water supply in the North and East parts of Bangalore on Tuesday.
The crisis follows a sudden sludge in the motors of Cauvery water scheme 3rd stage in TK Halli on Monday. Almost all the machines have stopped functioning since evening.
BWSSB officials said that the repair work is in progress and that the supply will be restored after Tuesday.
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