BENGALURU: After Bellandur and Varthur lakes, froth is now forming in Sarakki lake due to discharge of industrial effluents and sewage, causing concern among the residents.
A team of officials of the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), led by environment officer R Rekha and deputy environment officer Siddeshwara Babu, visited the lake on Saturday and collected water samples from the entry and exit points of the lake.
The samples were sent to the central lab of the Board, which is expected to give a report by Tuesday.
KSPCB Chairman Vaman Acharya had directed the officials to visit the lake.
According to sources in KSPCB, the froth was formed at the exit point of the lake where garbage was blocking the culvert.
Sewage lines of BWSSB were also joining the lake. The lake falls under Bengaluru City south division of KSPCB and the area where industries and apartments are siutated, from where effluents enter the lake, comes under Bommanahalli division of KSPCB.
Therefore joint action will be taken by KSPCB, BWSSB, BBMP to check the effluents released into the lake from the South-West corner of the lake.
This apart, garbage from apartments on the north-east side of the lake is being dumped into the lake’s culvert.
“We have collected samples and sent the same for analysis,” a KSPCB official told Express.