Load shedding to hit water supply

The one-hour load shedding daily, announced by Bescom, is likely to affect water supply in the City.

T Venkataraju, engineer-in-chief, BWSSB said some of the pumping stations had separate power lines that keep the motors running.

“If there are power cuts in areas where the pumping stations do not have separate power lines, water supply may be affected. In certain areas, water flows using gravitational force without the help of pumping motors,” he said.

Cauvery water is supplied to Bangalore City in three stages through three pumping stations - Thorekadanahalli (T K Halli), Tataguni and Harohalli. These stations have been assured of uninterrupted power supply by Bescom as BWSSB had laid separate transmission lines for the purpose last year. BWSSB officials said there was no problem in pumping water to the City. The problem is only when water has to be distributed within the City, the official said.

BWSSB officials said certain areas like Chandra Layout, High Grounds station, Hegganahalli, Srigandhakaval and Peenya may be affected due to the power cuts.

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