Bengaluru: 10 per cent reduction in supply, BWSSB to use recycled water for construction

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Bengaluru: The Indian Silicon City, is grappling with a severe water crisis attributed to a deficient northeast monsoon, resulting in acute water shortage. Compounding the issue, groundwater reserves have depleted without the possibility of replenishment, and water bodies such as lakes and reservoirs have reached alarmingly low levels.

10 per cent deduction in water supply

Meanwhile, as summer arrives, the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) declared a 10% reduction in water supply to consumers utilising between 40 lakh and 2 crore liters per day starting from April 10. This measure is anticipated to affect numerous high-rise apartments, large gated communities, and other sizable establishments.

20 per cent deduction in water supply earlier

Previously, BWSSB had enforced a 20% reduction in water supply to 38 bulk users consuming over two crore liters daily, resulting in a saving of nearly 10 Million Liters per Day (MLD).

Recycled water for construction work

Furthermore, in response to these challenges, the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) will commence the supply of recycled water for construction purposes starting from Tuesday.

Additionally, the BWSSB has been actively engaging in discussions with the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI) and the Bangalore Apartments Federation (BAF) to address the water crisis.

The Indian Express reported BWSSB chairman Ram Prasath Manohar V convened a meeting on April 1st with users consuming between 40 lakh and 2 crore liters daily, urging them to embrace the five principles of the “green star challenge.” These principles include adopting water conservation technologies, increasing the utilisation of treated water, employing technology for borewell monitoring, implementing rainwater harvesting pits, and raising awareness among users about these practices.

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