BWSSB to popularise treated water

BWSSB to popularise treated water

The BWSSB meets 50 per cent of the water needs of high rise buildings that are expected to have Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) within their premises, through this method.

“Installation of STP helps in meeting water requirement for gardening and maintenance of apartments,” said a BWSSB officer. However, the water board has failed in kindling interest among people about the use of treated water for non-drinking purposes.

“There is limited awareness among people about using treated water for non-drinking purposes. A lot of awareness campaigns need to be conducted by the BWSSB to ensure that people start using treated water for maintenance purposes,” added the official.

Moreover, the water board has been trying to expand the use of treated water for industrial purposes across the City. As a step in that direction, the BWSSB has already installed a 40 MLD tertiary water treatment plant at Devanahalli for industrial purpose in addition to setting up a one MLD plant supplying treated water to Bangalore International Airport Limited.

“If people do not evince interest in using treated water, the authorities might enforce its use in the future. Also, punitive action might be initiated against those who refuse to use treated water, as a way to tackle water crisis,” said the official.

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