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Old 29th March 2013, 12:32   #1
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Exclamation Have a BWSSB connection? Register your well / borewell by 31/03/2013

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Important for folks in Bangalore with a BWSSB water connection and also having a well/borewell in the property.

BWSSB has announced a deadline of 31 March 2013 by when all property owners having a BWSSB water connection must 'register' their existing wells/borewells, failing which the BESCOM electricity connection would be disconnected on April 1!

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It's a simple process:
1. Pay Rs. 50 at any Canara Bank in favour of Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) current account No.0788201052332
2. Download the BWSSB forms pdf document and print out Form 4 and fill it with the relevant details (Link)
3. Visit your sub-division's BWSSB office and submit the Form with copies of the bank challan and latest BWSSB bill & payment receipt (if you pay online just tell them and you may not need to show proof of latest bill payment!).

Once you do this, your future monthly BWSSB bills will also include a Rs.50 charge for well/borewell.

**Though we had mentioned the presence of a borewell in our property at the time of getting the water connection from BWSSB, they had not recorded this in their billing system thus far so we had to get this done now.
Needless to say, if your bills already include the borewell charge you don't have to do anything.

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Attached is the form which needs to be filed.
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We have a BWSSB connection at our place, but fortunately no well or borewell. Just a large underground sump and an even larger overhead tank for a week's backup of supply. Phew! saved the trouble.

What amused me in that notice was about BWSSB guys cutting the BESCOM electricity connection if the well/borewell was not registered . Logically, shouldn't they be cutting the water connection? What does BESCOM or electricity have to do with this BWSSB thing??
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Tomorrow is the last day. Got mine registered today @ Malleshwaram BWSSB office. Need to submit electricity bill, khata and last year tax paid receipt along with the form.

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Needless to say, if your bills already include the borewell charge you don't have to do anything.
Hi,

I just checked with BWSSB today and even if you are already paying a charge for borewell in your bill, you still need to get it registered.

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Once you do this, your future monthly BWSSB bills will also include a Rs.50 charge for well/borewell.
Can you provide any source which says that future bills will have Rs.50 charge? I am not able to find it mentioned anywhere in the links provided.
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Can you provide any source which says that future bills will have Rs.50 charge? I am not able to find it mentioned anywhere in the links provided.
Look at your BWSSB bill
There is an item "S.C. for borewell" (most probably this will be 0.00 now, going forward this will change after you register the borewell).
On the back of the bill, there is a legend and various tables with description of charges.

Right below the first table you will see "Bore well Charges" that says below it:
"Domestic and Apartment 50/- per month per individual house
Non domestic Rs. 300/- per HP of borewell per month"

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I just checked with BWSSB today and even if you are already paying a charge for borewell in your bill, you still need to get it registered.
This is surprising! If your borewell charge is being included in your bill, it means you submitted the Form 4 (borewell registration) earlier, possibly along with the application for the BWSSB connection. I don't know how the service charge can be appearing in the bill without having registered the borewell

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What amused me in that notice was about BWSSB guys cutting the BESCOM electricity connection if the well/borewell was not registered . Logically, shouldn't they be cutting the water connection? What does BESCOM or electricity have to do with this BWSSB thing??
I am also wondering why they act on others territory!

But seems they are trying to cut the BASIC necessity to live in the property!

I think everything is now getting linked to the BESCOM RR number.

Infact, this year (2013-2014) property tax forms has mandatory columns for BESCOM RR Number. It also have column for BWSSB RR Number. Plus the declaration for Borewell.

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Tomorrow is the last day. Got mine registered today @ Malleshwaram BWSSB office. Need to submit electricity bill, khata and last year tax paid receipt along with the form.

Thanks,
Prakash
How about the apartment? Which BESCOM RR Number will be considered? Any idea?

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Logically, shouldn't they be cutting the water connection? What does BESCOM or electricity have to do with this BWSSB thing??
Well, if, like me, you stay in the eastern part of the city, it really won't make such a difference to everyday life if the BWSSB connection is cut- how can they cut what they're not supplying regularly/sufficiently (water) in the first place! Most of the households here depend on private water tankers to buy water.

Even the BWSSB has realized that since they do such a bad job of supplying water to houses, the threat of cutting the electricity is more effective.

Anyway, got my old borewell registered today. Simple procedure, fill in the form, pay 50 bucks at Canara Bank and just submit it at a BWSSB office, I did mine at Indiranagar, the road behind the KTM showroom. Was a bit of a line there in the morning, but nowhere near as long as I thought it would be. I'm guessing that the last date to register wells is going to be extended, I'm pretty sure a large percentage of households are yet to register.

They only wanted the form and the original cash receipt. Didn't ask for property tax receipt, electricity bill, water bill, etc.

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BTW, does anyone know the rationale behind this 50-buck borewell registration drive?

I fail to see how 50 rupees a month is going to help with groundwater retrieval? When we built our house, we got water at a depth of under 200 feet. 10 years later, when our neighbors were digging their borewell, there was no water even at 600 feet. It's not the houses but the multitude of 3-4 storey flats that have come up on sites meant for houses, and not to forget the mega wells operated by the private water tankers that draw the ground water and should really be inspected and made to cough up a lot more than 50-bucks!

I'm even skeptical about the inspection bit. When the BWSSB haven't even come around to inspecting whether houses built on 60x40 sites have installed rainwater harvesting methods; something that will do a lot more good than 50-rupees a month towards replenishing groundwater; will they really worry about 'unregistered' borewells?!

Most people, like me, I suspect, are paying up simply because 50-bucks is too small an amount to worry about to avoid a potential 2000-buck fine on the off-chance that BWSSB comes to inspect an 'unregistered' borewell.
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