Bengaluru water crisis: Washing cars is not allowed with drinking water.

NewsBengaluru water crisis: Washing cars is not allowed with drinking water.


 The Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), which is experiencing a water crisis, issued an order on Friday prohibiting the use of drinking water for tasks like car washing, gardening, building, and recreational uses like water fountains. In addition, the civic body fined the offending party Rs 5,000 for breaking the order. If the aforementioned order is broken, there will be a 5,000 rupee fine. According to the order, in case of further violations, the principal fine of Rs 5,000 will be increased by Rs 500 every day.

In addition, BWSSB has established a special hotline for questions about water-related matters, and it has asked the public to dial 1916 if they see any infractions. Water should only be used for drinking, road cleaning, and other cleaning tasks in malls and movie theaters. The order is issued in the midst of a severe water shortage in Bengaluru’s rural and urban areas. The district administration and civic organizations in Bengaluru have been working nonstop to address the city’s water crisis over the past week. Sections 33 and 34 of the Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Act, 1964, were the legal basis for the prohibitory orders.

The BWSSB order states that we have chosen to forbid the use of drinking water for unnecessary purposes in accordance with Articles 33 and 34 of the BWSSB Act of 1964. Due to outrageous prices during the water crisis, the Karnataka government issued an order on Thursday capping the prices for private water tankers. A 6,000-liter water tanker used to cost between Rs 450 and Rs 600. But soon as the water crisis hit, prices shot up to between Rs 2000 and Rs 3000 for a 6,000-liter tanker all over the city. The government has stepped in and set the price in order to address this problem.

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 Bengaluru city has 14 million residents, including a floating population, according to BWSSB data. Providing drinking water to the 1.40 crore people living in Bengaluru is essential. The order states that in order to ensure that drinking water is available for citizens, it is imperative to stop wasting it, as the summer heat gets stronger and groundwater resources are being depleted. Ram Prasath Manohar, the chairman of the BWSSB, outlined the steps the board took to address the water crisis. In places where Kaveri water is supplied, there is no shortage of water. The problem is that Kaveri water supply hasn’t started in the surrounding parts of the city. Providing to Manohar, we are now providing 1,470 MLD to fulfill the actual daily demand of 1450 MLD in Bengaluru City.

Bengaluru’s district administration has acted decisively to control the cost of water tankers that supply the city’s citizens as a reaction to the ongoing crisis. New guidelines for private water tanker operators were announced by deputy commissioner KA Dayananda in response to an inquiry from the BWSSB and the BBMP.

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