Updated June 6th, 2024 at 14:08 IST

Bengaluru to Face Water Cut on June 6 and June 7: Check List of Areas and Timings

Residents in impacted areas are advised to store water beforehand and use it prudently during this period.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Bengaluru Water Crisis | Image:PTI
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Bengaluru: Residents of Bengaluru have been advised to brace themselved for a two-day wtaer cut as the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has extended a planned shutdown on June 6 and June 7. Initially scheduled for June 4, the shutdown of Kaveri water supply units was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances, now rescheduled for June 6.

This shutdown is part of the Cauvery 5 stage project's implementation, affecting water supply citywide. On June 6, Kaveri 1, 2, and 3 stages’ water supply units will be offline for 12 hours from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Furthermore, areas receiving supply in Bengaluru from Kaveri 4th stage 1st and 2nd phases’ will face water supply disruptions for 4 hours from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, as per a report.

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Residents in impacted areas are advised to store water beforehand and use it prudently during this period. The BWSSB emphasised the importance of conserving water resources to mitigate inconvenience during the shutdown.

Bengaluru had a water problem because half of its 14,000 public borewells had no water. The BWSSB implemented quick measures to help with the decreasing groundwater, which is important for the city's water. Actions included conserving potable water, fixing leaks in pipelines, and encouraging the use of treated water for non-drinking purposes.

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A team with experts from the Karnataka Groundwater Authority and Central Groundwater Board to handle groundwater was also formed. The BWSSB has plans to put sensors all over the city to monitor groundwater, which will help them manage water better. These actions are essential for securing Bengaluru's water supply and will aid in avoiding future emergencies.

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Published June 6th, 2024 at 14:08 IST