Thursday, November 25, 2004

Treated water to be used for parks

Treated water to be used for parks
Times of India

Bangalore: Treated water will be used for the first time to maintain gardens in Bangalore. And if everything goes well, the city’s public gardens, roadside gardens and medians will use treated water for their maintenance by 2006.
The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board is executing the year-old Government Order of banning the use of fresh water for gardens. On a trial basis, 50,000 litres of treated water will be lifted from Windsor Manor Shereton which will be used to maintain gardens of Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium and water roadside gardens of Cubbon Road, Queens Road, BDA office, Vasantnagar Circle, CM’s residence and surrounding areas.

Says KSPCB chairman Bhoomanad Manay, “Bangalore has got many star hotels, apartments and industries which have the facility to treat sewage effluents and have excess treated water after using for their own purposes. The Board has approached them for excess of treated water. It is estimated that close to 10 lakh litres of treated water is available as of now for the purpose.’’
The project will be flagged off on Thursday at 9.30 am at Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium.

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