Bangalore`s Borewell water is full of killer chemicals (Toxins and Pathogens)

The environmental abuse by the citizens of Bangalore has resulted in the high contamination of underground water table which is beyond repair and the Bangalore borewell water is not fit for human use at all, forget about drinking. What we face today is a major threat not by terrorists by the pollution of ground water, is of our own making.

The lake city of Bangalore, which was abundant with lakes, were the main source of water supply to the old Bangalore.

The environmental degradation, abnormal and unplanned development, excess withdrawal/extraction of underground water, coupled with population explosion, has put the city`s water supply into despair. The domestic and industrial discharge also contains acids, chemiclals and pathogens which remains untreated and discharged to the ground for long periods( 5 years to 10 years) contaminates the underground water source and water table.

The Garden and Lake City had innumerable lakes of which 219 are dead and some are in the process of decay and death.

The permissible limit is 45mg of nitrates per litre of water. But the reading for underground water in Sanjay Gandhi Nagar is 335mg/ litre and in Old Yelahanka, 335mg/ litre. Even more shocking is the 554mg/ litre in Nayandahalli on Mysore Road.

The Garden and Lake City had innumerable lakes of which 219 are dead and some are in the process of decay and death.

Methemoglobinemia is the primary disease that strikes people who consume an overdose of nitrates. Fluorides are equally harmful and the permissible limit of fluoride in water is 1.5mg/litre. But the figures for Bellandur are threatening. “Many people think iron content in water is good but that is a myth. Iron content up to 0.3mg/ litre in water is permissible, whereas Yeshwanthpur has iron content of 39.5mg per litre and Vidyaranayapura has 28.7mg per litre. Hard water is not good for health.

It is better to invest one rupee for quality water supply than spending Rs 7- Rs15 for health treatment

Ground water contents in bangalore urban areas

Excess nitrate

Nayandahalli————————554 mg/l

Sanjay Gandhi Nagar—————375 mg/l

Old Yelahanka———————–335 mg/l

Anjananagar————————-298 mg/l

Santhammanahalli——————294 mg/l

Permissible limit: 45mg/l

Excess flouride

Bellandur —- 5.32mg/l

Bidarahalli —- 4.49mg/l

Permissible limit: 1.5mg/l

Excess hardness

Nagasandra ————— 2,720 mg/l

HBS Layout————— 2,552 mg/l

Hoodi————————2,040 mg/l

Permissible limit: 600mg/l

Excess total iron

Kariammana Agrahara ——- 48.5 mg/l

Vidyaranyapura—————– 39.5 mg/l

Subedar Chatram Road——–32.4 mg/l

Yeshwanthpur ——————-28.7 mg/l

Permissible limit: 1mg/l