BWSSB to inspect water, sanitary lines

BWSSB to inspect water, sanitary lines

The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) will conduct ward-wise inspection to check on the water and sanitary lines in the City.  A three-member team will be visiting door-to-door to regularise unauthorised connections drawn by the consumers.  

A senior official from the BWSSB said that an assistant engineer along with the valveman and water inspector will visit every house, which comes under the Board’s purview and check the source of water including any borewell connections.  The team will also inspect whether the water and sanitary connections of the consumers are legal.

If the teams find any unauthorised pipeline laid for drawing water or letting out the sewage into stormwater drain, the consumer will be penalised and the connections regularised.

The official said that the BWSSB was keen to bring in accountability for all its water and sanitary connections as part of its consumer satisfaction initiative.  The Board, during its recent drive against unauthorised connections found that many consumers were drawing water from feeder lines using small motors. The staff of the Board had a tough time removing the motors as some consumers objected and an inspector was even beaten up.

A large number of illegal drawal of water and unauthorised connections are found in slums. The lines laid by the local people pass very close to sanitary lines, and hence have become the principal reason for water contamination.

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