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Copious rain exposes poor sewer network 14.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Incessant, copious rain coupled with an inadequate and crumbling drainage network has turned Bengaluru into a messy sight. Waterlogging in low-lying areas and rainwater gushing into homes have made the lives of residents in many localities miserable. The century-old underground drainage network seems to have finally given away. Unable to withstand the current capacity, manholes and sewer lines are gushing and foul water is forming puddles. Manholes in HSR Layout Sectors 6 and 7, Shanthinagar, Wilson Garden, Shivajinagar, MG Road and Cunningham Road have been overflowing and have not been addressed by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) even a month after they were brought to its notice by the public. The stretch from Shanthinagar bus stand towards the Richmond Circle flyover is the best example. Road users, especially two-wheeler riders, suffer every day. The manhole water flows down the road and since the sewage lines are blocked, the road gets flooded. "You can literally see water ...
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As flats without Cauvery water go unsold, BDA assures supply 9.10.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) could sell only 400 flats in the first two months after it introduced the "across the table" concept. Lack of basic facilities, including Cauvery water, is said to be the main reason for the poor response. The authority has 2,705 flats at various locations. Prospective buyers who visited the apartment complexes ask why BDA does not provide Cauvery water. "One can understand private apartment complexes not providing Cauvery water, but a state agency should have got the connection,'' said Tushar K, who decided not to buy the flat after learning that there was no Cauvery water supply. BDA officials, however, say Cauvery pipelines are being laid. "There is no water crisis in the flats as all apartment complexes have borewells. Each apartment complex has a provision for Cauvery pipelines. The final linking of pipelines is now being completed in a phased manner. We aim to complete all connections by December end," said a BDA official. BDA has so far laid pipelines in ...
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These students are forced to study amid stench 2.10.2017 Hindu: News
Civic authorities pass the buck even as sewage from apartment enters campus
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BWSSB says it can't regulate borewells, water tankers in city 1.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Almost five years after failing to regulate borewells and water tankers in Bengaluru, the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board has now washed its handof of this responsibility. BWSSB engineer-in-chief has written to the Karnataka Groundwater Authority (KGA) categorically refusing to register/issue permit to borewells, and also to regulate the hundreds of water tankers operating in the city. KGA director S G Shettennevar told DH that BWSSB had cited that it does not want the responsibility anymore as it was already burdened with the supply of water to the city, and also that the job is "technical" in nature. BWSSB's decision comes in the wake of GWA pulling it up for not checking over-exploitation of groundwater by water tanker operators. On August 22 this year, GWA had written to BWSSB stating that it had failed to implement the Karnataka Ground Water (Regulation and Control of development and Management) Act, 2011, and Rules, 2012, ever since its enforcement. Citing that water tankers were ...
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Open manhole in Richmond Town not closed for 4 months 30.9.2017 deccanherald.com
Open manholes in the rainy season turn death traps in the city. Opened when streets got flooded, these manholes are rarely closed later. One such open manhole in Langford Gardens near Richmond Town has not been closed for the past four months, posing a threat to pedestrians and motorists. "For the past four months, the manhole has been open and the BBMP and the BWSSB are engaged in blame game. We have complained to the local corporator but in vain. After repeated complaints, authorities closed the manhole with mud which will come out if it rains," said a local resident. Vijay Reddy, president of Langford Gardens Residents' Welfare Association, said, "During rain, a lot of drain water comes out of the manhole and hotels nearby dump waste into it. Open manholes pose a threat to pedestrians during rain. The administration should take strict action against those who leave it open." A BBMP official said they didn't open manholes unless gutters are blocked or there is water-logging. They denied leaving ...
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Water adalat from today 26.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
BWSSB will hold a water adalat in North West-3 sub-division on September 27 and North East-3 sub-division on September 28 between 9.30 am and 11 am to settle grievances related to water billing, delay in providing water supply and sanitary connections, delay in converting from domestic connection to non-domestic connection and other related issues.

Assistant executive engineer (North West-3) sub-division will settle the disputes of consumers of Hegganahalli, Peenya Dasarahalli and Peenya service station under North West-3 sub-division at his office on 100 Feet Road, TVS Cross, Peenya First Stage.

Assistant executive engineer (North East-3) sub-division will settle the disputes of consumers of R T Nagar, Kaval Byrasandra, Sanjaynagar and BEL Road service stations at his office on third cross, P &T Colony, R T Nagar.



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Call against compulsory sewage plants in existing apartments 23.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Federation of Apartment Associations Bengaluru (FAAB) has criticised the diktat on the compulsory installation of sewage treatment plants (STPs) in old apartments with 50 flats and more. In March, the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) took the decision on the compulsory installation of STPs and set aSeptember 9 deadline. However, 912 apartments in Bengaluru are yet to instal the STPs. The BWSSB will fine them 25% of water charges now, 50% after three months and 100% after nine months. The water board has extended the deadline to December 31, 2017. The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) is also issuing notices to apartments that it will ask Bescom to stop the power supply if they do not instal the STPs, C S V Prasad, president, FAAB, said. FAAB wants the BWSSB to limit the rule to upcoming apartments and has sought an exemption for existing apartments that lack proper infrastructure to build an STP. "New apartments can design and implement these STPs but not the old ones ...
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Over 900 apartments yet to install STP: BWSSB 20.9.2017 Hindu: News
Associations argue rules cannot be implemented retrospectively; KSPCB serves notices in Bellandur lake catchment area
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Bengaluru let 3.76 tmcft of rainwater go down the drain in 21 days 18.9.2017 deccanherald.com
Bengaluru let 3.76 tmcft of rainwater and sewage water flow into drains in Tamil Nadu and eventually to the Bay of Bengal, from August 18 to September 7. The finding of the ongoing 'Bengaluru Urbanisation and Sustainable Water Management Study' comes at a time when the state government is preparing the data on diverting west-flowing rivers to meet the city's water needs. The study by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) focuses on assessing how much water is lost every year and how much can the city hold. "The 3.76-tmcft loss is only from Kommaghatta and Chellaghatta (KC) valleys. This loss is because of silt accumulation in lakes and stormwater drains. The lakes and stormwater drains have lost their water-holding capacity due to the accumulation of silt, which has led to water wastage. The government is unable to withhold even part of the rainwater which the city gets through proper rainwater harvesting (RWH) mechanisms. Instead, it's thinking of diverting west-flowing rivers and getting water from ...
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Despite rain, where is the Arkavathi? 18.9.2017 Hindu: Home
Bengaluru has received over 800 mm rainfall. While reservoirs and tanks have filled up, the river itself seems to have disappeared
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Panel to study proposal to draw water from Western Ghats rivers to Bengaluru 17.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) is assessing the feasibility of getting water from Western Ghats rivers to quench the city's thirst. BWSSB has set up a special committee to assess proposals to get water from Western Ghat rivers — Sharavathi, Yettinahole and Netravathi. The committee is headed by BWSSB engineer Ravindra. The city already gets 1,375 mld from Cauvery. BWSSB distributes water across 575 sqkm of the city at an average of 120 lpcd (litres per day per capita). "There is no shortfall at present, but it will rise in the coming years and we are planning for 2050. The population will increase to 20.56 million and the city will need 4,100 MLD every day. The special committee is looking into the feasibility of the various proposals," a senior BWSSB official said on condition of anonymity. The committee is studying how to bring 10 tmcft water from Sharavathi to Thippagondanahalli via Hassan's Yagachi dam. Feasibility study The ground realities are being assessed on how to get ...
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Hebbal residents can get woes redressed today 15.9.2017 deccanherald.com
Residents of Hebbal Assembly constituency will get to raise their grievances at 'Janaspandana - Citizens for Change' programme being organised by DH and Prajavani on Saturday. The event will be held at HMT Playground, opposite police station, RT Nagar, between 10 am and 1 pm. Local MLA Y A Narayanaswamy, corporators of wards under Hebbal and officials of government agencies such as Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), Bescom and police will listen to people's problems and address them instantly. The event will cover Radha Krishna Temple ward, Sanjaynagar, Ganganagar, Hebbal, Vishwanatha Nagenahalli, Manorayanapalya, Gangenahalli and Jayachamarajendra Nagar. The programme is part of the initiative by DH and Prajavani to connect with Bengalureans and help solve their civic problems from waste disposal to streetlights, stray dog menace to roads, water supply and sewerage to electricity, health to public transport, footpaths to parks, and playgrounds ...
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Janaspandana for residents of Hebbal 14.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Often, citizens complain that their grievances not being heard. But now, Deccan Herald and Prajavani will bring 'Janaspandana - Citizens for Change' an interactive platform for residents of Hebbal constituency to air their grievances to the officials concerned. MLAs, corporators, BBMP, Bescom, BWSSB and police department officials will participate in the programme. Problems related to street lights, garbage dumping and disposal, road safety, potholes, drinking water shortage, parks and lakes can be brought to the notice of the officials. Areas such as Radha Krishna Temple ward, Sanjay Nagar, Ganganagar, Hebbal, Vishwanatha Nagenahalli, Manorayanapalya, Gangenahalli and Jayachamarajendra Nagar will be covered in this programme. The programme is scheduled for Saturday, September 16, at HMT Playgrounds, opposite police station, RT Nagar from 10 am to 1 pm. If you are a resident of Hebbal and wish to speak about the woes of your locality, kindly register with the programme at ...
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Bengaluru’s Mayors: What they can do, what they have done 14.9.2017 Citizen Matters
Bengaluru is gearing up for Mayor election yet again. Did you know that the Mayor of Bengaluru can do many things, despite all limitations that the post has? »
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Janaspandana comes to Hebbal 11.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Here is an opportunity for residents of Hebbal constituency to get their grievances redressed. You can voice the grievances of your locality before elected representatives and officials. Residents can pose questions to MLAs, BBMP corporators and officials at an interactive session at 'Janaspandana - Citizens for Change,' an initiative by DH and its sister publication Prajavani. The event will be held at HMT Playground, oppostie police station, RT Nagar on September 16 between 10 am and 1 pm. This is an interactive session where residents can air grievances on water shortage, power outages or bad condition of roads before corporators, MLAs and officials of BBMP, BWSSB, BESCOM and police authorities for quick action. The event will cover Radha Krishna Temple ward, Sanjaynagar, Ganganagar, Hebbal, Vishwanatha Nagenahalli, Manorayanapalya, Gangenahalli and Jayachamarajendra Nagar. If you are a resident of Hebbal constituency, and willing to speak to about the civic woes, register through mail at ...
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No solution in sight for hapless HSR Layout residents 10.9.2017 deccanherald.com
The negligent attitude of the civic authorities towards HSR Layout has enraged the residents since not even a single civic official has turned up to check the damage and problems caused in the locality due to water logging and stagnant water after heavy rains for the past four days. The residents of Sector 5, 6 and 7 of HSR Layout have faced the brunt of water logging for the past 20-25 days. What is worse, the existing primary stormwater drain is filled up to the brim, and there is no space for the rain water to flow. This has led to the reverse flow of the sewage water causing water logging in the entire locality. Not only this, sewage water is oozing out of BWSSB manholes and this has lead to the accumulation of dirty water on the roads. The streets of 13th cross, 14th A, B, 15th and 16th cross are perpetually affected with sewage water entering homes. "This is a low-lying area and all the adjacent roads have been raised making this a catchment area. As there is no space for water accumulated in the ...
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Bellandur cleaning possible only after 2020, NGT told 9.9.2017 TOI: Cities
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Clear and present danger: What’s the future of Bengaluru’s rejuvenated lakes 8.9.2017 Citizen Matters
Rejuvenating a lake is a tough task. But the real work lies after the revival. Maintaining that the lake stays clean and clear of sewage and encroachment is a continuous task that requires funds and people. What would be the future of these lakes? ...
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Opportunity wasted to generate power at STPs 6.9.2017 deccanherald.com
For more than two decades, digestors in the city's three main Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) have been left utterly unused. This is a shocking lapse that has robbed Bengaluru of a genuine model to generate power and cooking gas from millions of litres of sewage that now pollutes the city's lakes. The digestor is what digests the sludge from primary and secondary clarifiers in the STPs. Through methanisation, the methane gas of high calorific value is recovered. Once Hydrogen Sulphide is removed, the product can eventually be used as cooking gas and energy, as Thippeswamy, former Engineer-in-Chief of Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) explains. If the digestors were used as originally designed, more than 60% of each STP's own energy requirement could have been met. These critical components now lie unused at the STPs of Koramangala-Challaghatta valley (218 Million Litres Daily - MLD capacity) off Old Airport Road, Vrushabhavathi valley near Rajarajeswari Layout (180 MLD) and Hebbal valley ...
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Individual homes too pollute Bellandur lake, KSPCB to check them 5.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
After factories and apartment complexes, individual homes are now under the scanner for polluting Bengalurus largest waterbody, the 910-acre Bellandur Lake. The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) plans to check whether the scores of individual homes located around the lake and in its catchment areas also pollute the waterbody. The board will verify whether these homes are letting untreated water into the lake by not installing sewage treatment plants (STPs). The board has already served notices on 300 apartment complexes for not installing STPs. G V Ranga Rao, member secretary, KSPCB, stressed apartments and commercial establishments are not the only polluters. There are many individual homes around the lake which have never been checked but they also pollute the waterbody. They need to be checked, he added. The KSPCB plans to survey individual homes and check how their waste water is managed. It wants to partner with the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) whose rules ...
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