Later there was a notice put out by the BWSSB that the shut down will be for a period of only 18 hours but no further details are forthcoming.
My suggestion is to stock up water from 10 June , to err on the side of Caution.
BWSSB chairman Gaurav Gupta said that changes have been made to stagger the supply disruption. Earlier, the BWSSB had planned to shut down the water supply pumps on June 12 and 13, cutting water supply to the whole of Bangalore on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Residents angry as BWSSB fails to give clear schedule
In a major relief to Bangaloreans, the BWSSB will stagger work on pumps of the Cauvery Water Supply Scheme.
The BWSSB will take up linking of the pipelines of CWSS IV Stage, I and II phases at Netkal balancing reservoir and Torekadanahalli. While phase I is operational, phase II is expected to bring in 500 MLD of water to the city’s outlying areas.
But citizens are angry because of the board’s lastminute rejig of its shutdown plans and failure to give a clear-cut resumption schedule.
Stages I and II will be shut from 10am till 4pm on Tuesday. Some southern, central and western areas will receive water late in the night.
Stage III will be shut at 10am to 6pm on Tuesday. Central Bangalore and select areas of northern, southern and eastern Bangalore will get water in the night.
Stage IV, Phase I will be shut down from 10am on Tuesday to 4am on Wednesday. The remaining areas of Bangalore will start receiving water by Wednesday noon.
T Venkataraju, BWSSB engineer-in-chief , says: “As we are nearing completion of CWSS Stage 4 Phase 2, we’ve to take power connections for our pumping stations . KPTC has agreed to give connections on June 12 and execute interlinking works for pumps of other three stages of CWSS. We will shut down pumps at 10am on June 12, and hope to switch on at June 13-14 midnight.”
Taps will run dry till June 14
The mission of BWSSB is to provide drinking water of unquestionable quality in sufficient quantity and to treat the sewage generated to the required standards.
The BWSSB came into existence from 2nd October 1964 under the act of the Karnataka state legislature. With the formation of the Board the entire system of water supply was transferred to the board on 1st December 1964 and sanitation on 21st December 1964.
Complaint the BWSSB Officers .