Bellandur Lake Froths up Yet Again

On Sunday, the froth had risen over four feet high in the tankbed area and near the culvert.

Published: 28th September 2015 04:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th September 2015 04:55 AM   |  A+A-

Bellandur

BENGALURU: After Saturday evening’s rain, froth has resurfaced on Bellandur Lake.

Vishruth, a resident of Yemlur who lives about 30 metres from the lake, said, “Every time it rains and the water flows, the froth raises and navigating this stretch becomes risky. Due to the froth, visibility is reduced and the area also smells bad.”

He said that on Sunday, the froth had risen over four feet high in the tankbed area and near the culvert. Due to the winds there was froth all over the roads.

“Cars and bikes that pass this area get covered with froth. The officials concerned, who visited last time, had promised action. But fixing this issue calls for combined efforts,” he said.

KSPCB statement

“A lot of sewage, chemicals and detergents are flowing into the lake. Because of this froth gets formed. Stakeholders like BWSSB and BDA have been given a notice to come up with an action plan in regard to this froth and the water pollution issue.

And we are also monitoring their work,” KSPCB Environment Officer Siddaramaiah said.

Mayor N Manjunath Reddy, who received information about the issue, said he had directed stormwater drains engineers to visit the area, coordinate with BDA and then file a report.

“The issue is that the lake falls under BDA and so we will summon the engineers to seek details. I have also asked BBMP stormwater drain officials to ensure that sewage flow into the SWD, which is connected to nearly 40 stormwater drains, is reduced before it reaches Bellandur lake.

“The BWSSB will also be called to keep a check on the sewage going into the lakes,” he said.

“We will ask them about the process of setting up of sewage treatment plants to divert sewage from these stormwater drains,” he added.

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