BENGALURU: By bringing water from Yettinahole project, BWSSB is planning to revive Hessarghatta reservoir, which was one of the first sources of water to Bengaluru. Hessarghatta reservoir if revived, can hold 0.7 TMC of water and around 35 MLD of water can be released for the city's drinking water purposes alone. Bengaluru Development minister K.J. George who visited Hessarghatta reservoir on Wednesday, said “Hessarghatta reservoir which was built in the year 1881 to supply water to Bengaluru went dry in 1998. We are planning to revive the reservoir by bringing water to the reservoir from the Yettinahole project.” The project has been taken up at a cost of Rs 13,000 crore.
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There is no dearth of funds to bring water from Yettinahole project to Hessarghatta reservoir, the minister said, adding however that it would take another two years before the project could be set in motion.
"By the time, water is brought to the reservoir, works relating to desilting the reservoir and fencing the 1224 acres of water spread areas has to be taken up," the newly re-inducted minister said. Right now, the sewage generated from Hesaraghatta village is flowing towards Thippagondanahalli reservoir and is polluting it. In order to prevent the pollution, an underground drainage project and a sewage treatment plant will be set up. BWSSB has been assigned the task of preparing a detailed project report on this, Mr George said....