Power disruption hits water supply in City


As water needs to be pumped to 42 out of the 50 Low Level Reservoirs (LLRs) spread across the City, disruption in power supply has hit consumers hard and is likely to do so for a couple of days more.

According to the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) sources the following areas received water that was 15 to 20 per cent lesser than the usual quantum of the supply.

Affected areas

The areas affected so far are Sanjaynagar, R T Nagar, Malleswaram, Ejipura, Domlur, Johnson Market, Koramangala, Gandhi Nagar, Srirampura, Indiranagar, HAL I and II Stages, Tippasandra and surrounding areas. “Until the power shutdown stops, the full quantum of water cannot be provided,” sources added. 

These areas fall under the North, Central, East and South East divisions of the BWSSB.

Water has to be pumped to the reservoirs which cater to these areas and hence they were affected, said the BWSSB source.

Areas falling in the South and West portions of the City receive water from LLRs, which are supplied the water through gravity, he added.  Hence, these parts have not been affected.

The supply has been affected but not in a drastic manner, he said. This was because T K Halli, Tataguni and Harohalli, which supply water to the City from the Cauvery river were dependent for their power requirements on the Central grid.

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