Have adequate water for city, no rationing for now: BWSSB

Have adequate water for city, no rationing for now: BWSSB

Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has no plans to ration supply of drinking water to its consumers as of now.

Speaking to DH, BWSSB chief engineer Kemparamaiah said: “The present supply from Cauvery is 1,350 million litres per day (MLD) and we are not facing any shortage in supply at present. We are yet to decide on rationing water.”

He said this after a meeting held by Water Resources Minister M B Patil with the officials of Water Resources department here on Monday.

The minister had advised the BWSSB to ration supply of drinking water. Patil had said that the rationing of water will help BWSSB supply water beyond June 15.

BWSSB Chairman Tushar Girinath said there might be shortage in water supply from the Krishnaraja Sagar and the Kabini reservoirs if the state does not receive adequate monsoon rains.

“However, till June first week there will be enough water supply to the city. If water level at reservoirs fall, then the supply to the city may reduce from current  1350 MLD by 30-40 MLD," BWSSB chairman added.

The water board is responsible for providing water supply to BBMP area of 800 sq km and is presently, catering to 8.5 million population.
DH News Service

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