BWSSB maps RR numbers with property identity data

BWSSB maps RR numbers with property identity data

Project launched on pilot basis in Malleswaram

BWSSB maps RR numbers  with property identity data

The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board has taken up the task of mapping the RR (revenue register) numbers of water connections with the property identity number (PID) in the BBMP’s geographic information system.

BWSSB Chairperson Anjum Parvez told presspersons on Saturday that the project had been launched on a pilot basis in Malleswaram. Of the 26,000-odd consumers in the area, the Board has managed to integrate 23,500 RR numbers with the PIDs. A total of 39,000 properties are located in the area.

The exercise is aimed at better management of water connections by cracking down on unauthorised connections. “This integration will eliminate the redundant data collection and management, help streamline and control business process. It will also eliminate ad hoc planning and improve the efficiency of the organisation,” Parvez said.

He said that details of domestic, non-domestic connections, sanitary connections, secondary data such as existence of rainwater harvesting structures, borewells, number of floors in an apartment will be incorporated in the GIS to have a better understanding of the consumers.
 
Houses with more than one water connection could be traced with the help of the integrated GIS.
Monitoring of the water connections will begin after integration of the data. The exercise will be taken up in the remaining parts of the City later. The integration will also help the BBMP in verifying illegal constructions and check on property tax dues, Parvez added. To have a better control on the valve operation as well as on the valvemen, the BWSSB has introduced a new mechanism to record the opening and closing of valves using a smart phone.  A smart phone with a GPS-based andr oid app is placed on the valve key while opening the valve. The app records the number of rounds the key is rotated to open and close the valve.

The data is fed into the Water Information System, real time. The monitoring system has been implemented on 100 valves in northeast and central parts of the City.

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