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Mar 06 2017
Blog: Open City
Last October , we spoke about several instances of individual and community initiatives towards solving water problems of the city. Sewage water treatment and rainwater harvesting are tools households and communities can use for decreasing their...
Jan 09 2017
CITY OF SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS - PART 1
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Arunava Bannerjee
With more and more apartments installing sewage treatment plants, recycled water is available for use. After RO treatment, this water becomes potable. But are people drinking it?
Dec 23 2016
DECENTRALISED SEWAGE TREATMENT AND REUSE – II
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Nakul Heble, Sharachchandra Lele , and Pradeep Kuttuva
Recent BWSSB regulation requiring even existing apartments in core sewered areas of Bengaluru to compulsorily install STPs reeks of impracticality and an unfair targeting of apartment dwellers.
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Dec 09 2016
DECENTRALISED SEWAGE TREATMENT AND REUSE - I
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Pradeep Kuttuva, Sharachchandra Lele , and Nakul Heble
Following BWSSB's 2016 regulation mandating all apartment complexes with more than 20 units to install their own STPs, a study finds many challenges before the ones already in place.
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Oct 05 2016
WATER SCARCITY SOLUTIONS
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Akshatha M
It has to be, ideally, a mix of both as recent deliberations at the water workshop co-organised by Citizen Matters revealed.
Jul 29 2016
PAC REPORT ON BWSSB
Varsha Pillai
The customers of BWSSB, despite having a few complaints with the body, seemed to be happy overall. Read the full report.
Jun 09 2016
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
A dry for years lake finally looks like a proper water body. Ever since we took up the cause of Puttenahalli Lake over seven years ago, this had been one of our goals - to see the entire lake bed submerged. 20th May 2014 6th June...
Dec 21 2015
BBMP AND BWSSB IGNORE SENIOR CITIZEN'S PLEAS
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Sakuntala Narasimhan
BBMP contractors who cause damage to private properties refuse to repair them. A senior citizen voices her concern on the issue, because of which she had to suffer a lot.
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Sep 14 2015
WARDWISE BWSSB WATER DATA FOR BANGALORE
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News Desk
How much water does your ward need? How much has BWSSB been able to supply? Take a look at this data to see how much water Bengaluru is consuming each day.
Jun 18 2015
SENSORS FOR MONITORING STP QUALITY
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Akshatha M
BWSSB issued a circular to monitor apartment STPs and improve their working with added microbes. But the new Chief Engineer is considering withdrawing it.
Apr 23 2015
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
On 13th April, a sunny Monday, we (PNLIT trustees) saw water entering Puttenahalli Lake from the rainwater diversion channel at the lake entrance near the Brigade Millennium arch. It was so little that we thought it to be the usual wash from the adjacent...
Jan 16 2015
STUDY ON WATER TANKER PRICES
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News Desk
Fill this survey and qualify for a lucky draw in which you could win four PVR Cinema tickets! You will also be helping map the cost of water in Bengaluru.
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Jan 15 2015
Blog: Like a Lake
When government officials do not perform their duties, we are quick to publicise their shortcomings, but how often do we take the effort to recognise them when they've done a good job?    The Yelahanka United Environment Association...
Nov 26 2014
SAVING GROUND WATER
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News Desk
You can also complain to the government if you are being approached by middlemen who demand excess money to get your borewell registered.
Nov 11 2014
BWSSB PRICE RATIONALISATION
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Meera K
If you thought BWSSB water price hike is a blow to the common man, hold on! Here is something that you did not know.
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Nov 11 2014
WATER PRICE HIKE IN BENGALURU
News Desk
BWSSB increases water and sanitary tariff after nine years, citing that cost of production of water has more than doubled in this period.
Aug 19 2014
Blog: Like a Lake
Sri H Gopalakrishna is a long time resident of BEL Layout, Vidyaranyapura (earlier called Narasipura). This story, by him, in its original form, appeared on the Facebook page  Vidyaranyapura - The Original . It is been edited and reproduced...
Jul 01 2014
Blog: Like a Lake
Over the last few months, several jobs related to the rejuvenation of Allalasandra Lake have progressed. Yelahanka United Environment Association (YUVA) , the association that has been working closely with the BBMP for this lake has had multiple...
Jun 28 2014
Blog: Like a Lake
As a part of the lake awareness campaign, a tour of Jakkur Lake has been organised by the Narasipura Lake team. All are welcome. Date: Sunday 29th June 2014 Time: 7:15am  (at Jakkur lake near STP gate) ( http://wikimapia...
Jun 03 2014
COMBATING WATER POLLUTION
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News Desk
KSPCB has asked the BBMP to put the name of the offenders in public domain and levy fine.Will this stop people from polluting water bodies?
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Apr 06 2014
Blog: Like a Lake
A well-functioning sewage treatment plant (STP) achieves two things – (1) it handles solid and liquid waste, which otherwise would pollute the earth, and enables its recycling (2) it is a source of usable water (effluent) and fertiliser (sludge...
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Apr 05 2014
Blog: Like a Lake
The linking of a waste-water treatment plant, a wetland and lake ecosystem could be one method of keeping our lakes full and recharging our aquifers. Jakkur Lake in north Bangalore is one such live example. Steps that have been taken for its...
Apr 02 2014
Blog: Like a Lake
True to his promise, the Upa Lokayukta Justice SB Majage visited Yelahanka’s Allalasandra Lake and Puttenahalli Lake on 30 th March 2014. As reported earlier , a follow-up of his February inspection was due in the first week of April, but...
Feb 12 2014
SUSTAINABLE WATER MANAGEMENT
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Aajwanthi Baradwaj
The walk aims to talk about how this lake can be a potential model for Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM), a possible direction to help Bangalore city’s water problems.
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Oct 22 2013
FINALLY, BALL IS IN THE COURT
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News Desk
The PIL raises questions about the impact of the SEZ on environment, water table and traffic. It questions the allotment of land meant for agriculture.
Sep 11 2013
BRAND NEW BWSSB SCAM?
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Bosky Khanna
Residents of Jayanagar 3rd block are forced to pay hefty sum to the BWSSB contractor to restore their connection to new sewage lines. Those who don’t want to pay are being threatened and left with the stink and sewage lines unconnected.
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