Technical report of the Cauvery Water Supply Scheme Stage V approved by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board

The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) in Karnataka has approved the technical report of the Cauvery Water Supply Scheme Stage V. The report will now be sent to the state government for approval. The scheme is expected to be implemented with financial assistance from JICA and involves treating about 775 million litres per day (mld) of raw water from the Cauvery river at a water treatment plant in Thorekadanahalli. Besides, the project also involves laying of 2,817 km of drinking water pipelines over an area of 225 square km. BWSSB has estimated that the project will benefit a population of 4.3 million by 2049.

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