Bengaluru water crisis: Deadline to install water aerators pushed to April 7

Bengaluru water crisis: Deadline to install water aerators pushed to April 7

Bengaluru water crisis: Deadline to install water aerators pushed to April 7

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The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has extended the deadline for installing water aerators in Bengaluru until April 7. The move aims to reduce water wastage in commercial establishments and large communities. Failure to comply may result in a fine of ₹5,000.

The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has announced an extension of the deadline for installing water aerators in Bengaluru until April 7. This decision comes as part of efforts to minimize water wastage in commercial establishments and large communities across the city.

Initially, the BWSSB had set a deadline of March 31 for the installation of water aerators, warning that a fine of ₹5,000 would be imposed on those who failed to comply with the directive. Water aerators are expected to significantly reduce water wastage by up to 60% while ensuring minimal usage.

These aerators are deemed mandatory in places where water is consumed by a large section of the population. By promoting the adoption of water-efficient technologies, the BWSSB aims to conserve water resources and mitigate the impact of water scarcity in Bengaluru.

In addition to the installation of water aerators, the BWSSB has also implemented restrictions on the use of potable/drinking water for non-essential purposes such as washing cars, construction activities, and gardening, among others. These measures are aimed at promoting responsible water usage and prioritizing essential needs.

Recently, the BWSSB took stringent action against individuals found using Cauvery water for non-essential purposes amid the severe water shortage in Bengaluru. Twenty-two families were fined ₹5,000 each for such violations, collectively amounting to ₹1.1 lakh. The enforcement of fines underscores the importance of adhering to water conservation measures to address the city’s water crisis effectively.

Furthermore, the government is exploring the use of treated water as an alternative solution to alleviate water scarcity in Bengaluru. Treated water can be utilized for non-essential purposes, reducing the dependency on Cauvery water reserved for drinking needs and ensuring sustainable water management practices in the city.

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