BWSSB to clean up all sewer lines

Published: 02nd June 2013 11:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2013 11:59 AM   |  A+A-

The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) is planing to undertake a massive drive to desilt all manholes and sewer lines to ensure that sewage does not overflow on to the roads this monsoon season.

BWSSB Engineer-in-Chief T Venkataraju said, “Though the rain water is not supposed to be let into sewer lines, people do it to clear clogged water and the sewage overflows on to the roads from the sewer lines due to this. We are planning to desilt all the manholes in the city in the next few days”.

Venkataraju said there are over 2,000 manholes in the city and all the 120 jetting machines owned by BWSSB will be pressed into the service.

People can approach the engineers concerned to make use of the services of these machines to clear blockages in sewer lines in their respective areas.

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