Bengaluru: The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has promised to ensure sufficient supply of drinking water during summer. Citing a better monsoon last year compared to previous years, the water board said there is water available up to full capacity this year.
“Last summer, we supplied 1325 MLD water per day, against the total capacity of 1,400 MLD. This time, there is more water in the dam too, and we will be able to manage,” said BWSSB chairman Tushar Girinath.
Bengaluru Development Minister K.J. George added that the city is equipped to meet the water demands of its residents at least until 2031, adding that the government has a list of contingency measures keeping in mind the population growth till that year.
Elaborating further, the Minister said the government allotted 10 TMC of additional water from Cauvery in 2014. The government had tied up with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for a loan of Rs. 5,500 crore, out of which Rs. 4,500 crore will be used for bringing this 10 TMC water to the city, he said.
The project, which will begin in 2019, will be completed by 2023. This will increase the supply of water from 1,400 MLD at present to 2,175 MLD, he said, adding that the Yettinahole project will also provide 193 MLD by 2021.
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