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  • Hi,I have bought a flat in South Bangalore which uses groundwater from borewell. I am concerned about the presence of Radon in the water so looking for people who offer to measure the Radon content and also suggest remedial measures if found.Can someone please suggest ?     
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  • Hello, I have tried several ball valves in my sump tank. But it does not last long and needs to be repaired several times. I want to know if there is any other alternative to a ball valve or a modified version of the same that lasts longer.   T. Ravindra,tatravi@gmail.com9880788966.&n...
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  • NGT stops construction of Mapithel damNational Green Tribunal halts Manipur's Mapithel Dam as it violates the Forest Rights Act. To go ahead with the project, state government may now need people's approval.India grants Rs 374 million to Nepal for flood mitigationGrant given to build embankments on ...
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  • Hello,We need contacts of STP construction engineers. Please suggest.
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  • Hi,We had a borewell dug almost 10 years ago. All these years it was working fine. All of sudden from past 2 week,s the Borewell water seems to be foaming and has a bad odour. I need your assistance to solve this as we are facing problems due to the unavailability of any other source of water. ...
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  • Received by EmailI am Ms.Chaitanya (Assistant teacher) from Stonehill International School. As part of our learning project on Water, Grade 3 children ( 23 in no) would like to visit the water treatment plant at Yelahanka, Bangalore. We would like to know how the treatment plant works. Could you ple...
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  • HelloOur borewell is 840 ft deep but we got water at 780 ft. We have installed Texmo submersible motor. It runs for few seconds and the meter reads at 12-15 amps but there is no water. I get the message on display 'dry'. Someone was saying that I should have got some water at least after monsoon re-...
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  • Maharashtra govt plans for land reclamation from seaState government revives its past suggestion for large-scale restoration of land in Mumbai from the Arabian Sea. Recommends undertaking the study to assess the environmental and social impact of the reclamation project.UP govt releases Rs...
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  • Hello,I have dug a borewell 855 feet deep. I got two sources, one at 196 ft and another at 220 ft. Total yeild is 3/4". But after scanning the boewell using a camera, I found that there is only 50ft of water from the bottom of the borewell .At 816 ft there is one more source. But...
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  • I would like to know how many apartment buildings in Bangalore have installed individual water meters to monitor and control consumption. Do you have any information on this? If so please share.
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  • Hello,We got a 6.5 inch dia borewell dug at my residential site, at Hennur area of Bangalore. We went upto 550 feet and stopped. We struck the boulder at 110 feet. Hence, installed MS casing pipe of 110 feet and PVC casing pipe of 100 feet.The first source of water was found at a depth of 160 feet (...
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  • Tribunal favours Karnataka on Almatti dam's heightWinning the legal battle against Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka allowed to raise the height of Almatti reservoir across Krishna river to 524 metres.Master Blaster to bat for sanitationSachin Tendulkar is all set to support UNICEF in pr...
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  • New division dedicated to only Himalayas createdMoEF has formed a separate unit to deal with policy matters related to conservation and development in the Himalayan region. The new division was formally announced in 2011 but became active following the Uttarakhand flash floods.Authorities plan to re...
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  • Hi,We have a borewell with a motor at 500ft depth. During rainy season, there was a little seepage of muddy water and the motor stopped functioning. When we checked with a borewell person he told that borewell motor is stuck with mud and cannot be pulled out. So we had a pipe blasting and pulle...
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  • First Phailin, then Helen and now Lehar moves towards AndhraAnother severe cyclone, third in the past two months, is expected to hit Andhra Pradesh on November 28 noon.Attappadi hills cut down to build resortsOver 200 plots created along the banks of river Bhavani in Narassimukku and Attapadi, Keral...
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  • Andhra coast reels under cyclone HelenFollowing Phailin, cyclone Helen creates a havoc in Krishna and Godavari delta areas of Andhra Pradesh. The cyclone killed seven people and destroyed paddy crops worth Rs. 5000 crore.Rajasthan mute as MP proceeds with dam project in inter-state Ch...
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  • Inadequate sanitation costs India 53.8 billion USD in 2006Lack of toilets in India have an economic impact equivalent to about 6.4% of the country's GDP in 2006, reports the Water and Sanitation Programme.Govt goes all out to end manual scavengingIn a bid to bring an end to the inhuman pra...
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  • Environment Ministry withdraws amendment to waste rulesAfter much opposition and a Karnataka High Court order, the Central Environment Ministry has decided to withdraw the draft amendments to the Municipal Solid Waste Rules, 2000. According to environmentalists, the new amendment discouraged seggreg...
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  • Sahaja Samrudha in collaboration with Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture (ASHA) organised ‘Bengaluru Seed Festival: Celebrating the rich heritage of traditional seed diversity.
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With all the disappointing stories of Bangalore’s disappearing lakes, Jakkur Lake is a shining example of how urban water can be managed sustainably.

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.

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Toxic foam observed in Bengaluru lakes

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This event in Bangalore brought together children, people, photographers and cartoonists -- all for the love of their lake!
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. Snehadhara Foundation did likewise with sketches and artefacts painstakingly done by their children. Many hands made for quick work and it was all done in a couple of hours.

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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 1100ft borewell which can cause problem in future so as a solution, we have put slotted pipes till the bottom.

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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 jerks and it seems it too may stop any any time. I have dug around 4 pig bits (20'X20'X10') at distances of about 100m from the borewells which catch rain water and retain them till Dec. only for the purpose of recharging the borewell ( assuming that I recharge my borewell).

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Declining groundwater levels and increasing maintenance costs are the norm for most people these days, but residents of Rainbow Drive are exceptions.

"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 availability from chronic scarcity to self-sufficiency.

Borewells run dry

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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 is being implemented in Assam's Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts and exemplifies the innovative use of information and communication technology in capacity building of communities to cope with the effects of flash floods.

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Kaikondarahalli kere went from being a polluted, sewage-filled cess pool into a flourishing, clean lake home to birds, fish and the local community too!

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 realised that this soggy piece of wetland was once a lake. Kaikondarahalli Lake was part of a manmade chain of lake systems, built hundreds of years ago.

What better way to see how to resolve this stinky situation than to put her foot right into this foul water!

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Government identifies 11 states along Ganga for sewer link

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Hi,
We are a residential complex in Bangalore, India

We 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 onward.s
The pumps have been in use for 15 Years and so I presume they would not be very energy efficient. 

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