BWSSB gearing up to to ensure regular water supply in summer season

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BENGALURU: The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has undertaken an ‘Operation Jal Mission’ to reduce the problem of water shortage in the summer months, ahead of the Assembly polls.

There is a possibility of water shortage in most parts of the city at the start of the summer and to address such issues, the BWSSB plans to conduct a survey to identify dried-up borewells.

“Every day, we pump 1,450 mld (million litres per day) of water from the Cauvery river and after treatment, we supply it to the consumers the city. There are consumers who depend on borewells and Cauvery water. During the summer, when borewells dry up, consumers depend on BWSSB water only. Because of this, and to prevent water shortage in the city, we have started to address issues like sewage and necessary repair works”, said Jayaram, chairman of BWSSB.

Jayaram, Chairman of BWSSB

“Earlier, the BBMP had handed over 8,000 borewells and provided funds to manage them. Two months ago, the BBMP handed over another 7,000 borewells. We manage 16,000 borewells in the city. We have done a survey with BBMP officials. We provide water tanker service to places where there is no water connection and the borewells are dried up. The timing for water supply will be the same and it will continue even in the summer season. I suggest consumers to limit water use and not to waste water unnecessarily in the summer season”, he added.

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