🏜️ A dry and bleak future

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Bengaluru’s water crisis is already making headlines and yet, things could always get worse. The BWSSB says that dystopian levels of water shortages will only hit us in 2039.

Story so far: According to the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), the city hosts around 500 new migrants on a daily basis. This increase in population will lead to an acute shortage of water in the near future. Precisely, the year 2039 is going to be when water will become a real problem.

  • Of course, this won’t just happen overnight. The BWSSB says that most of the city’s residents will be hit by the shortage from 2030 onwards.

Current situation: According to the BWSSB’s own estimates, the demand for fresh water in the city has reached 2,100 million litres of water per day (mlpd). As of now, the agency pumps around 1,470 mlpd from the Cauvery. So, the rest of the water is supplied by tankers and borewells.

  • The BBMP also recently added another 110 villages under their limits. This means that more pumping stations are getting built to get water out to them.

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