Environment action plan for the city by Bangalore water supply and sewerage board

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 10:30

This presentation by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board deals with the Environment Action Plan (Part – B) for Bangalore. The presentation begins with a description of the drainage pattern of the city and the major rivers in and around it. The objectives of the EAP are set out as –

  • Stopping flow of raw sewage into storm water drains.
  • Achieving zero discharge of raw sewage into drains.
  • Conveying sewage to treatment plants and treating to meet standards.
  • Improving environment.
  • Improving socio-economic status.

The plan of action and targets of Environment Action Plan (Part – B) for Bangalore are detailed. The measurable outcomes and social benefits of the plan are listed as follows –

  • About 110 MLD of raw sewage from all the seven major and minor valleys could be brought into the system after completion of this project.
  • About 40,000 population residing in the core area of the city and some portions of the core interfacing with peripheral areas will be directly benefited out of the proposed new sewerage facilities. 
  • About 5 lakhs population in the core area of the city will be benefited from the risk of direct exposure to raw sewage flowing in the open drains.

The other socio-economic benefits include –

  • Zero discharge of raw sewage into stormwater drains
  • Clean living environment
  • Reduction in damaged assets
  • Improved water quality in lakes
  • Improved groundwater quality
  • Improvement in fish life and aquatic ecology
  • Improved aesthetics
  • Improvement in public health & quality of life
  • Appreciation of property values
  • Socio-economic improvement 

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