BWSSB plans more multi-jet meters, to save 2 MLD water

BWSSB plans more multi-jet meters, to save 2 MLD water

Single-jet meters of 3.3 lakh connections to go

BWSSB plans more multi-jet meters, to save 2 MLD water
In a bid to reduce leakage of Cauvery water and erratic reading of water meters, the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Supply (BWSSB) has initiated the process of replacing about 80,000 single-jet water meters with advanced multi-jet meters at its own cost.

BWSSB chairman T M Vijay Bhaskar told Deccan Herald that the multi-jet meters are able to show the exact quantity of water consumed by people. This would save at least 8 to 10 per cent of water from leakage.

With this, the water board can recover the expenditure on new meters in a few months. At present, there are nearly eight lakh water connections under the BWSSB limits, including one lakh commercial ones. Out of these, nearly 3.3 lakh domestic connections have single-jet meters.

2.5 L connections
The meters of about 2.5 lakh connections will be replaced by two agencies which are tasked with the Unaccounted for Water project in three divisions: Bengaluru South, West and Central.

The BWSSB will replace meters for around 80,000 connections in a month, a senior BWSSB official said. Single-jet water meters were used for domestic purposes till multi-jet ones were introduced in 2008. Once the old meters are changed, the Board will save at least 2 million litres per day (MLD) of water, the official said and added that the cost of the new meters will be borne by the Board.
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