Minister drops in to address water crisis

Minister drops in to address water crisis

Yohan had recently appealed to the media about the water scarcity in his area and how BWSSB had turned a blind eye despite repeated complaints by the residents. Yohan had said that even though their area was being developed by the BDA, nearly 230 families had not received a single drop of Cauvery water for the past three years.  

Abiding by the rules of the BWSSB, Yohan said he had paid water bills for two years even though they were not supplied with water, but had now defaulted on the payment for the past six months. “The rules say that water bills have to be paid for the first two years irrespective of whether you receive water or not. So I paid up. But, I have refused to pay the bills for the past six months and now my arrears are Rs 1,000,” he said.

Reacting to the complaints, Suresh Kumar assured the residents of HBR Layout that water would be supplied through tankers till the second phase of Cauvery stage IV is commissioned, which will bring in an additional supply of 500 million litres of water to the City.

The minister was accompanied by BWSSB chairman and engineer-in-chief T Venkataraju, who promised that in eight months, a pumping station will be placed so that HBR Layout and surrounding areas receive sufficient water supply.

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