To satiate Bengaluru’s unending thirst, water has been diverted from many rivers, including those from the Western Ghats. But these projects are starving local populations of water, and destroying ecosystems
Greywater – that is, wastewater from bathrooms, washing machines etc – can be treated and reused for non-potable purposes. A greywater treatment system can meet about 40 percent of your household’s water requirement. Here’s how to set up the system
Frustrated with water shortage, apartment communities in Bellandur are digging recharge wells in their own premises, to improve groundwater levels and be water-secure. Here is a detailed guide on how you too can build a recharge well around your home or layout
The reason for Bengaluru’s water scarcity is our disconnect with the source of water. To reverse this, each ward should be made to generate water locally, and Cauvery water be taxed heavily, opines the author
In a water workshop this week, apartment communities talked about measures they had taken to deal with water scarcity. Water metering and reuse, limiting consumption, holding awareness campaigns, rejuvenating lakes were among the initiatives discussed.
Citizen Matters, in partnership with Biome and Open City, is conducting a survey on where Bengalureans source water from, and how much it costs. Take part in the survey to contribute to a better understanding of the city’s water availability
Channeling of Bengaluru’s waste water into parched tanks of Kolar was a step to ensure the district got enough water to use in agriculture. However water standards need to be maintained in a project which will be huge and continuous.
Water vending machines are helping people in Bengaluru by providing clean drinking water. Located generally next to parks or playgrounds and open government lands, these draw water from bore wells, filter it and sell it to people.
Bengaluru will get the Peripheral Ring Road while the State acquires properties for it. BBMP will increase the property tax, and collect fine for littering. These and other news items from the last week that matter to you, all in one place.
On Saturday, October 27th, the city will be witness to yet another human chain, organised this time by the disgruntled citizens of Bellandur, one of the largest wards of Bengaluru. Find out what their demands are.