Friday, May 24, 2019

Update on the Sewage Situation at Puttenahalli lake

For whatever reason, the sewage did not come in today since morning! Perhaps because it didn't rain? Lull before the storm? How much worse can it get? The fish are struggling and large numbers have been coming to the surface of the water because the dissolved oxygen is depleting quickly. A few have already died. 
Fish in distress, 23-May-2019

Polluted water, 23-May-2019

This continues to be very worrying situation. Our heart goes out to the BBMP workers who are clearing the grills of the silt traps and the muck in the wetland. 

BBMP worker clearing the filth

The Economic Times carried an article on 23 May 2019 "Bengaluru residents angry, officials clueless as sewage kills Puttenahalli Lake."  Read the article here.

Photos by: Mr. G.R. Ravi (a regular walker at the lake), Sangita Agrawal (PNLIT trustee) and Ramu (gardener). 

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