Energy Management Consultation and Training Project (EMCAT): Demand-Side Management/Project Management -- Municipal Water Pumping: Bangalore (Karnakata) India -- Trip Report
The design capacity for the city is currently 705 million liters per day. But the total capacity is not available because of low water levels at the sources, equipment problems, and electrical shortages. Of the 705 million liters per day design capacity, only 486 million liters per day were provided in 1993 (69% of total capacity). This figure rose to 548.8 million liters per day in 1994 (78% of the design capacity). BWSSB staff have estimated that the supply was still only half of the theoretical demand. As a result of the continuing water shortage, Stage IV of the Cauvery system is currently being designed. Stage IV will be designed and implemented in two phases, with each phase being equivalent in capacity to Stage 111. It is estimated that the construction for Phase 1 of Stage IV will begin in 1998. As Table I indicates, the addition of Phase 1 and 2 of Stage IV of the Cauvery system will only approach meeting the ever-increasing demand for water.