Friday, January 25, 2008

North Blore's water woes may end

North Blore's water woes may end
DH News Service, Bangalore:

There appears to be much relief in store for the water problems faced by residents of North Bangalore and to some extent West Bangalore following the sanction accorded to Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB)’s Rs 473-crore Waste Water Reuse Project by the Centre on January 18.

The project involves treating the waste water collected in Vrishabharati valley through different processes to make it potable. Elaborating the project undertaken under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal (JNNURM) scheme, BWSSB’s chairperson Mrs G Latha Krishna Rao told Deccan Herald, “Actual work on it will commence by mid 2009 and will be completed by the end of 2010 or mid 2011. It will greatly benefit North Bangalore and West Bangalore to some extent.”

The Ministry of Urban Development has cleared the scheme. Following this, documentation for international bidding will commence soon and it will take a month and a half to conclude, followed by pre-qualification which will take two months and then the bidding process will go on till the end of the year. The finalisation of the tender will take another two months.

Unique processes will be followed to make the water reusable. “Following tertiary treatment, ultra filtration will be done and the water will be connected by a short pipeline to the Tippagondanahalli reservoir,” Rao said. It would be blended with the existing water and allowed to enter the distribution system. Altogether 135 mld of water can be augmented through these


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