The ambitious Cauvery IV Stage II project has found no takers. Five months after its launch in October 2012, the board has managed only 43,513 connections against 1,04,272 applications, a far cry from the estimated two lakh connections.

The lukewarm response has put the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) in a fix, which is unable to raise enough money to pay its energy bill.Besides the newly added areas, the project was also intended to stabilise water supply in core areas.