People who have borrowed a connection will also have to pay the water board

BWSSB says there could be 70000 illegal water connections in BengaluruBy Andrevruas (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons
news Monday, November 09, 2015 - 09:26

Based on a sample survey conducted in west zone of Bengaluru, the city’s water board says that 40% of properties, or about 70,000 homes, possess illegal water and sewage connections. TM Vijay Bhaskar, Additional Chief Secretary of BWSSB, has asked engineers of Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) to submit a report on properties with unauthorised connections in Bengaluru.

Bhaskar told Bangalore Mirror that unregistered properties in the Bengaluru don’t have water or sewer connection from the water board for several reasons.

He said, “In a survey taken in west zone, we found that around 22,000 properties out of 66,000 did not have water or sewerage connections. The vacant sites cannot have water connections or they could even be shops without water and sewerage connections. Those we cannot count. But despite that, a few people would have taken illegal connections.”

“There are many people who don't take a Cauvery connection but might be having a bore-well connection. These people would have easily connected their sewerage connection to BWSSB lines and such people have to pay us. I have asked the engineers to conduct a survey of all properties in the city,” he added.

People who have borrowed a connection will also have to pay the water board, said BM report.

“I think about 10 per cent of the properties might have taken unauthorised sewer age connections and about 3 to 4 per cent illegal water connections. And those people who have obtained both illegally have to pay BWSSB now,” Bhaskar claimed

70,000 residents don’t have RR numbers given by BWSSB.

BM quoted BWSSB engineer-in chief Krishnappa saying, “We are conducting a survey in the city and have found that a lot of people do not have designated RR numbers given by us, which means they have taken unauthorised connections. Those might number around 70,000 alone in the city.”

This is an aggregation from Bangalore Mirror


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