Power shutdown hits water supply in City

Water supply was affected in most parts of the City on Friday, due to power shutdown at the Tataguni 220 KV power station, on Thursday.

The power supply was disconnected for two minutes by the KPTCL to shift power lines to Subramanyapura power station which resulted in shutting down of pumping stations of all stages of Cauvery water supply.  

Water supply was affected in Bangalore North and East areas. Consumers from Jeevanbhima Nagar, Yeshwantpur, Peenya Industrial areas and Lingarajapuram had also complained to their respective area engineers on. 

According to a BWSSB official, many engineers had received over 60-70 calls from consumers complaining about no  water supply. The BWSSB call centres received over 100 calls mainly from Bangalore North and East areas. However, the BWSSB had made alternative arrangements by supplying water tankers to the affected areas.

  “There are over 17 pumping stations which need uninterrupted power supply. Even if there is a power cut for a second, pumping stations stop working. Besides, all the pumping stations cannot be started at the same time, when the power supply resumes - a gap of 20 minutes has to be given. In the process, it takes over an hour for all the pumping stations to resume work,” said the official. 

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