What a waste?

As the states continue to fight it over the Cauvery water allocation, I feel there is a great need to have a strict focus on monitoring and preventing water wastage…

While I moved out on Monday, the Bandh day I could spot this leakage on 100ft road, examining this further it seems that the leakage is on the major feeder line, surprisingly it took them two/three days to fix it…I checked the BWSSB site for logging a complaint but the link seems to be not working (if they don’t bother to fix the broken links on their website, expecting them to be vigilant and proactive to fix the actual broken pipes may not be realistic!!) …


Today when I noticed it was fixed, I felt good but on the other hand also felt sorry for the loss it must have caused!
Not sure of the monitoring mechanism in place by BWSSB as despite many letters and complaints for shortage of water supply they don’t respond as they don’t have the information on supply of the water and number of new connections they allocate on specified roads / localities for a given period, less said the better!!

4 Comments so far

  1. Raghu (unregistered) on February 16th, 2007 @ 7:53 pm

    Not to mention the amount of time wasted & petrol burnt when they block the roads on weekdays for repairs. Hope someone realizes that bandh day provides the perfect opportunity to set civic amenities in order.

  2. Rahul Narula (unregistered) on February 16th, 2007 @ 9:38 pm

    You expect govt staff to work on a bandh day.. Sounds hilarious

  3. Rajesh (unregistered) on February 16th, 2007 @ 10:17 pm

    Rahul, I don’t expect them to work on Bandh day but on all other days!! The leakage must have been older than that, I spotted it on that day…and btw is Police not govt staff, is RTO not govt staff?? is railway staff not govt staff, is CRPF on airports not govt staff?? c’mon is’t not Bandh called by govt nor supported by govt…i have seen RTO’s paining the zebra crossings and road dividers on bandh day too! I have seen many roadworks done then too by non govt contractors!!

  4. M O H A N (unregistered) on February 17th, 2007 @ 9:20 am

    Hmm interesting point of undertaking civil works. good point rajesh. Its basically the attitude of the supervisor of these folks like BWSSB which can make a greater change either positivly or negetively.

    Very very soon there will be water shortage at this rate. Some miscrents had stolen the valves in rajeshwarinagar some months back and water flowed for 2 days since they could not get a replacement value in time.

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