How is the water supply in Bangalore?

How is the water supply in Bangalore?

Up to 20% of the normal water supply for Bangalore comes from the Arkavathy River, from two reservoirs built on the river, the Hesaraghatta (or Hesseraggatta) which was built in 1894 and the Tippagondanahalli Reservoir (or T G Halli), which was built in 1933.

Is Bangalore facing water crisis?

Water scarcity is looming in Bengaluru, with nearly 35% of the population dependent on borewells. Somanna, while pointing out to the over-exploitation of groundwater and mismanagement of water resources, said many schemes, envisaged to provide clean, drinking water, have remained on paper.

Does Bangalore have water problem?

Bengaluru Was Supposed to Run Out of Water by 2020. A couple of years ago, BBC and the NITI Aayog, in separate reports, had made a grim prognosis for Bengaluru. The city would run out of groundwater by 2020. Bengaluru was listed as one among the 11 cities in the world to run out of groundwater.

Which areas in Bangalore get Cauvery water?

As shown in the image below, Cauvery water is first treated at the 775-MLD water treatment plant (WTP) at TK Halli outside Bengaluru. From TK Halli, the water is pumped to Harohalli and then Tataguni pumping stations, before it reaches the city at a point named Vajarahalli, near Banashankari 6th stage.

What is the TDS of Cauvery water?

The total dissolved solids (TDS) in the Cauvery are an average of around 753 mg per litre, nearly six times that of the Ganga. At some points in Tamil Nadu, such as Erode and Mettur, the TDS level is an alarming 1,450 and 1,750 mg per litre. It seems it is only at Talacauvery that the Cauvery runs clean.

What are the problems in Bangalore?

With rapid and unplanned urbanization, Bangalore city is characterized with high density of population, more traffic jams, high level of pollution, unaffordable housing, crating slums, urban crimes, high cost of livings, environmental degradation, and sanitation and water shortages.

Which city in India will run out of water?

And not just Chennai, cities across India have been facing acute water shortages due to massive population growth and rapid, unplanned urbanisation. A 2018 study published in Nature projected that by 2050, Jaipur would have the second-highest water deficit in the world, with Chennai at #20.

Which ward do I live in Bangalore?

Details of the wards under BBMP Jurisdiction

Ward No Ward Name MP Constituency
14 Bagalakunte Bangalore North
15 T Dasarahalli Bangalore North
16 Jalahalli Bangalore North
17 J P Park Bangalore North

Is tap water safe to drink in Bangalore?

Study after study is giving a scary picture of the quality of drinking water in Bengaluru. Weeks after a report by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) showed that tap water in the city is not safe to drink, a study by the Bengaluru-based PES University has presented an equally grim picture.