BWSSB keeps water tankers on call

Water supply will be affected on the two days due to shifting of power lines.

Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited will take up shifting of power lines from 100 MVA (Mega Volt-Ampere) transformer at Somanahalli to 150 MVA transformer at Subramanyapura on November 9.

According to a BWSSB official, the task may take more than four hours and the pumping stations would go without power for about eight hours.

And once the power supply is restored, it takes hours together for all the pumping stations to function to their full capacity.

The KPTCL sources said shifting of power lines became necessary as the 50MVA transformer of the BWSSB stopped functioning and the burden fell on the 100 MVA transformer in Somanahalli.

The load on Somanahalli transformer too increased as it was already supplying power to Jigani Industrial Area.

According to a KPTCL official, the underutilised 150 MVA transformer at Subramanyapura will bear the load to supply 24 MW power to al the four major pumping stations of the BWSSB.

The Water Board has also seized the opportunity to fix an air valve in Machalibetta and replace the 700 mm dia pipeline on Palace Road. The maintenance work of Netkal balancing reservoir and minor works at Tataguni and Harohalli stations will also be taken up simultaneously.

A BWSSB official said the Board will supply water through tankers on request.If the supply is meant for a particular consumer, the Board will charge Rs 250 for a 6,000-litre tanker.

The consumers can approach the nearest sub-station or call 22238888 (call centre) to obtain the telephone number of the area sub-station.

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