Fringe areas await Cauvery water

With the commissioning of the Cauvery IV Stage II Phase, water crisis in year 2013 may be addressed to a large extent. The new consumers will have to take the initiative to get their authorised connections from Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB).

Bangaloreans, especially those living in the fringe areas of the City may not face water crisis of the extent faced last summer. But, the question is, will water management make it sustainable.

Besides water supply, BWSSB has also taken up laying and connecting sanitary lines in the newly added BBMP areas.  Residents living in these fringe areas
expect that the Board complete its work in 2013 and relieve them of their existing civic problems.

Anjappa, a member of the Ramamurthynagar Residents’ Welfare association says that civic problems are only mounting everyday ever since BWSSB took up the work of supplying water and the underground drain (UGD).  “The residents here have been suffering from water crisis for the past many years. Although Cauvery water has reached our ward, we are yet to receive the supply.

Despite paying all the dues to avail a new water connection, BWSSB is unnecessarily delaying the supply.  I wish in the coming year, all these problems are solved,” he says.
 G S Kumar, a member of the Kodigehalli Citizens’ Welfare Association complains the UGD work is being carried out in a snail pace here. 

“Our ward does not have any problem like narrow lanes or hard rock underground for BWSSB to delay the UGD work.  The roads are all dug up here and is in a complete mess. No efforts have been made to restore them.  Cauvery water is yet to reach our ward, hope all our water woes are solved next year,” he says.

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