Count every drop Bengaluru: Water rationing begins in city, unofficially
Water tankers (private and BWSSB) are being sent to KR Puram, Gangondanahalli, Sanjeevani Nagar, Sahakar Nagar, Padarayanapura, Bapuji Nagar, Gurguntepalya and Peenya once in three days, while the BWSSB supplies water once in a week.
"The borewells have dried up in KR Puram and Sanjeevani Nagar.
The BWSSB has already begun drilling borewells in these areas.
BWSSB sells water to private contractors at Rs 90 for 1000 litres of water and Rs 540 for one tanker.
Pradeep Yashwath, a resident of Sonnenahalli in KR Puram, said that the residents of his locality have been complaining to the BWSSB every day.
How can we pay Rs 600 every day for water to the private tanker companies?"
People living on the west side of Mori Gate, have absolutely no water shortage, as their apartment complexes and gated communities have 24×7 water supply due to the borewells.
People have always been dependent on tanker sand borewell water.
Residents of this area do not have space in their homes to store large quantities of water and end up paying Rs 10 for a small pot of water every day.
Four big pots of water and one drum will last us for two days as we are a family of six," says Prasadu, a resident, while adding that the water rationing had begun three months ago.