Bangalore Water ​Supply and ​Sewage Report

Bangalore Water ​Supply and ​Sewage Report

With the polluted lakes no longer supplying it its water, the Bengaluru draws 1350 MLD from the Cauvery river, the lifeline of the city and other districts, for its needs and lets out almost 80 per cent of it as sewage later.

Source: The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB)

Although it generates 1,000 MLD of sewage on an average on any given day, sadly it's not able to treat all of it.

The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board ( BWSSB) admits it treats only 843 MLD at its 14 Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) across the city. In fact, until recently it only treated 721 MLD before it increased its capacity earlier this year.

How much water is supplied to Bengaluru every day?

 As many as 324 of 657 apartments  around Bellandur Lake do not have Sewage Treatment Plants

 Forty four  apartments are building STPs

The KPSCB has issued 170 notices  to the apartments around Bellandur Lake for failure to treat their sewage

Upcoming STPs across Bengaluru

But going by sources even this claim is not true. With power issues and lack of maintenance dogging its STPs, the BWSSB barely manages to treat 500 MLD,  they say.

Ask the BWSSB about its failure to treat all of the city's sewage and a senior officer admits that with its area of operation increasing over the years it is not able to fully do its job. "The water board was only tasked with taking care of water supply and the sewage in the core areas spread over 245 sq. kms when first set up.

But with the addition of areas under the city and town municipal councils, its jurisdiction increased by 330 sq.kms. Also with the addition of 110 villages it is now required to take care of another 225 sq. kms, which has made its job almost unmanageable," he contends.

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