- Water level in most reservoirs in the state are at an alarming low
- City taps may go dry before May, if water is not used judiciously
- Every day, 1,350 metric tonnes of water is supplied in the city
With water levels at an alarming low in Cauvery reservoirs in the state, authorities are considering water rationing in the city by May.
According to the Cauvery Niravari Nigam, water would be available only till May, unless the state receives good amount of rainfall, reports Kannada Prabha.
In fact, authorities of Irrigation department, Urban development, Cauvery Niravari Nigam and Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board recently held a meeting to draw a strategy to regulate water supply to the city.
Water Board chief engineer Kemparamaiah clearly said that water rationing was the only way to address the water crisis. There has been no Hemavathi water supply from Tumakuru. "If the water level goes down, we have to adopt water rationing," he said.
Everyday, 1,350 metric tonne water is supplied to the city. If the situation goes worse, then water will be supplied twice a week. However, the authorities are hoping for good rains to ease the situation.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:50 PM IST