'Save or else not a drop to drink'

Speaking on the occasion, BWSSB Minister S Suresh Kumar officially announced that rainwater harvesting (RWH) is a compulsory rule and the 56,000 houses identified so far, will have to install them. “The deadline for the installation of RWH will be announced shortly and if the residents failed to do so, the BWSSB will install them and will charge the consumer in their water bills,” he said.

He said the citizens must reduce their dependence on borewells as the groundwater table had depleted. Among the 100 borewells dug by the BWSSB in 2010, nearly 50 of them had already dried. Under no circumstances, the water distribution system will be privatised. Suggestions will be accepted for any project on controlling unaccountable water and leakage.

Call helpdesk

To know more about the installation process, one can call Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology on 2334 8848 from 9 am to 5 pm.

The RWH theme park is located on 40th cross, 8th main, 5th block Jayanagar. Call 2665 3666 from 10 am to 5 pm for more details.

DCs help to hire tankers

To ensure water supply to those deprived of water connections, BWSSB had written to the deputy commissioners of Bangalore district to help them hire private water tankers to supply Cauvery water.

Receiving an official letter from the BWSSB, Bangalore Urban district DC M K Aiyappa told Deccan Herald that he still needs to explore the possibility of hiring private vehicles.

A BWSSB official said the Water Board currently has 40 private tankers and will need another 40 to fulfil the water demands in the parched areas.


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