Corporators pour out their grief on water woes

Corporators pour out their grief on water woes

The corporators poured out their woes to the chairperson at the Palike’s Council meeting which was held here on Wednesday.

“You are God, we pray to you for water,” Thimmananjaiah, the corporator of Peenya Industrial Area made a sarcastic remark, while addressing the BWSSB chairperson.

He said the water woes in Peenya Industrial Area was worse when compared to any other wards in the City. Displaying the dirty water in two plastic bottles at the BBMP council, the corporator alleged that the people of his ward were getting contaminated water from the BWSSB’s pipelines.

Corporator of Devara Jeevanahalli Sampath Raju alleged that none of the BWSSB officials report to work in his ward. “There is no visa or passport required to visit my ward, but I wonder why the officials do not wish to come there,” said Sampath Raju.

He said despite his repeated calls to the officers, they did not turn up.

“The BWSSB chairperson should know that I am supplying upto 20 tankers of water everyday to my electorate from my pocket, while the BWSSB has turned a blind eye,” he rues.

Thammaraju of Lakshmidevi Nagar told the Council that the residents of his ward get water once in ten days, whereas other areas of nearby wards were getting water once in two days. Jayapal of Malleswaram ward said there is need to repair the borewells in his ward.

“Out of 25 borewells, 18 are not functioning,” he added.

Clearing of manholes

Most of the corporators demanded additional jetting machines to clean the ducts and manholes which are packed with silt.

S Harish of Nagapura ward sought more such machines and said, “ There should be one jetting machine in each ward so as to keep the sewerage lines clear from silt.”

 Like most of the corporators, he also demanded more number of borewells to be dug up in his ward.

Ramaswamypalya Corporator N Chandra suggested the BWSSB to take up the water scarcity issue with the government and demand for an increase in the supply of water by 30 tmc ft more for the City.