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  • Jakkur Lake sits nestled behind the bustling Hebbal Highway that leads to Devanahalli International Airport. A pristine, quiet spot of nature in the midst of Bangalore, this lake stands testimony to the potential that exists to manage urban water sustainably, and in an integrated manner. Jakkur Lak...
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  • Toxic foam observed in Bengaluru lakes Three major lakes in Bengaluru -- Bellandur, Varthur, and Yemalur -- look like a giant pool of foam these days. Some residents even thought that it resembled snow! The foam has been formed due to high content of ammonia and phosphate coupled with very low...
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  • The morning of the Kere Habba on February 21, 2015, saw over 30 volunteers coming in as early as 7 a.m. and setting to work stringing festoons and paper lanterns between trees, sticking event posters, and more. Almost all the decorative items were home made by the children and adults. Snehadhar...
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  • Hi All, I need guidance on whether we need slotted piping/casing for our borewell or not? What are pros and cons for this? The pump was stuck and was fished out through steel cable after cutting the water supply pipe. The scanning report says that there are loose bolders in the first 200ft of 1100...
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  • I have a ten acre plot in southwest of Bangalore with a borewell that yielded 2000gph till 2012, when it went dry. I dug a new borewell, after consulting a geologist,at a distance of 200', south of the existing one, last year. It yielded around 8000lit/hour till last week and now water comes in jerk...
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  • "Just having the people of Delhi look at their water meters everyday will enable the city to deal with its current water supply", said K.P Singh. He should know. Singh is a resident of Rainbow Drive, a bungalow community in Bangalore. Led by him, the society has revolutionised its water availabili...
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  • ICIMOD wins accolade for its flood warning system The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has won UNFCCC's 2014 Lighthouse Activity Award for its work on community-based flood early warning system in the eastern Brahmaputra river basin in India. The project i...
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  • Priya Ramasubban personifies the words ‘good things come in small packages’. This sprightly, self motivated enthusiast, saw a marshy, polluted cess pool, hemmed in by an open tract of land, where labourers and migrants daily dipped in for their morning ablutions. Talking to people around, she re...
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  • Government identifies 11 states along Ganga for sewer link To ensure that the Ganga is revived ithin three years, the Centre has taken three major decisions. The Ministries of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and Environment & Forests will work closely. The Environ...
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  • Hi,We are a residential complex in Bangalore, IndiaWe have 2 overhead tanks in 2 adjacent buildings to which water is pumped through a common underground reservoir. Presently we have 2 separate pipelines for both the tanks running in parallel till 75% distance and then the 2nd pipeline extends ...
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  • "Growing garbage menace ups nitrate content in lakes", said a recent headline in the Deccan Herald that highlighted a study conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) on illegal dumping sites situated near water bodies in Bangalore. The Energy and Wetland Research Group (EWRG) and Cent...
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  • Arghyam is a not-for-profit foundation working in the water sector in India. Its vision is “Safe sustainable water for all”.  They take up focused programs to address lack of equitable access to water, in a sustainable manner, amongst all citizens, through partnerships and grants across the...
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  • We have a borewell 700 ft deep and get 3" water from it. In it is installed a 15 HP motor and and it supplies water to 100 houses. But now , after power is switched on , 3" water pumps for 5 minutes and then stops; and thereafter water comes in bursts.We noticed that if we switch off the motor for 5...
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  • Hello,Many drinking water plants are operating in my locality. They do not possess licences from any of the civic agencies or the ground water boards. They fill up ISI marked bottles and make money. Drinking such water can be a threat to public health. I would like to lodge a complaint against such ...
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  • BJP should learn from Congress' defeat: EnvironmentalistsEnvironmentalists suggest that the new government should focus on urbanisation, air and water pollution. Blame the ealrier government for ignoring the environmental and social concerns of the people, which has led to its defeat.New hopes for G...
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  • We recently drilled a borewell (Marathalli, Bangalore). The total depth of the bore-hole is 900 ft. Though we have found minute sources @200, 500ft, the major source is @800 ft. The yield is ~1.5".The borewell driller mentioned that there is some loose-soil @300 ft. To analyze this further, we check...
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  • Bangalore water mafia goes innovative to evade lawThe water mafia, with the help of local political leaders, has taken to digging borewells in rented premises in localities closer to lakes. This started after the government started monitoring borewells in the cityToxic veggies on Navi Mumbai's railw...
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  • Finally, prediction of low monsoon from the horse's mouthThe Indian Meteorological Department, corroborating global assessment of the El Nino, has predicted “below normal” rainfall during monsoon this year with a rainfall of 95% of the long period average Low rainfall kills tea crop in TripuraAb...
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  • No deal on Teesta irks Bangladesh Opposition The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has blamed the ruling government for not being able to ink a deal on Teesta river's water sharing. Dams on the river on the Indian side have hindered its flow and led to water scarcity in northern BangladeshAlarming w...
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  • We have dug a borewell - 750 feet. First level water is at around 300 ft and second level at around 600 feet. Someone has suggested 4 hp submersible pump and approximate cost including piping is around Rs 1 lakh. Can you please confirm the selection and the estimate?
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Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana vulnerable to severe water scarcity

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Karnataka, especially Bengaluru, is facing severe water crisis this summer. Rainwater harvesting is the way forward, believe experts.

The next big war is said to be for water and it might happen sooner than we think. If the current water scenario across Karnataka and most parts of India is anything to go by, we might just be the generation to start this war. 

The situation in several parts of Karnataka is a dismal one, to put it mildly. The intense heat coupled with inadequate to no water at all leaves us dreading the long harsh summer that is ahead of us. Without water, life simply comes to a standstill. And it has, for many. 

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1) Existing borewell of 9 years old, depth 450 ft. 2) Due to slush / mud borwell was cleaned and as suggested filter pipes installed upto 440 ft. 3) Then we lowered a pump and motor with new HDPE 1 1/2 hose pipe. motor / pump all new. 4) Already two pumps got struck and I had to blast the then existing HDPE pipe to lift the hose. 5) Casing pipe of 6 inches upto 170 ft. 6) 4 inch Filter pipe upto 440 ft. 7) New HDPE pipe upto 400 ft lowered and motor / pump below. Now motor is stuck and not working. 8) Checked with camera and water is there and slush is covering the motor / pump.

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Borewell (850 feet deep) water tastes like diesel. My neighbour's newly dug borewell is fine. I am searching for professional help to clean my borewell in Bangalore.

I did a Google search and found that the diesel smell could be due to iron, bacteria or sulfur.

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Southern India reels under drought-like conditions

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Our apartment in Bangalore has 80 flats with STP made in the basement. The noise and vibration are unbearable for some of the ground floor flats even after putting anti vibration mounts under blower. The vibration is so high that it can easily felt on many walls and columns of the building. Our maintenance guys tell us that nothing can be done as the sound is coming because the system is placed in basement resulting in echo. However they don't have any specific answer for vibration. Kindly suggest a suitable solution to get rid of the issue.

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A village near Bengaluru sets an example of reusing wastewater by innovatively using the reject water from a community RO plant to eliminate fluoride contamination.

With a total population of 1200, Sonnahallipura village in Hoskote taluk of Bangalore Rural district has 250 homes. This village was chosen by the Rotary Club of Bangalore, Indiranagar to start a micro-credit programme for 10 women’s self-help groups (SHG) and a low-cost sanitary napkin manufacturing unit.  

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Kerala hit by worst drought in 115 years

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Most of Hyderabad water bodies reduced to cesspools

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NGT seeks MP, Rajasthan's opinion on maintaining e-flow in Chambal river

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