CMC disconnects sewage line of 200 odd houses

 In a stringent action against many who were disgorging sewage water to water bodies, City Municipal Council (CMC) authorities on Tuesday disconnected the sew-age line of over 200 houses in various localities here.

CMC president Kavita Shekar, accompanied by officials, inspected Ramanahalli, Gouri Kaluve, Lakshmeesh Nagar, Halenahalli, Ayyappa Nagar and Arvind Nagar. Two days ago, Kavita and Deputy Commissioner G Satyavati had taken up similar inspection drive, only to find that most of the households were blatantly releasing sewage water towards rajakaluves, considered as the tributary for lakes in the district.

CMC executive engineer Anand told reporters, “The untreated water is getting mixed with lake water resulting in the contamination of water body at Basavanahalli and Kote Lake. Eventually, the water at Yagachi reservoir that supplies drinking water to the city is also getting contaminated, posing health hazards among the people.”

The engineer said that following the Supreme Court ban on such activities, it attracts punitive action as the households were letting sewage water inspite of many warnings issued in this regard in the past.

CMC vice president Raveendra Prabhu, health inspector Manjunath, Rangappa, CMC personnel B Annaiah, Srinivas and Suneel were part of the inspection team.

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