Get ready for water on alternate days

Mysore, Mar. 20 (KCU&KK)- CM's Parliamentary Secretary and Legislator S.A. Ramdas has squarely blamed the power shortage for the disruption of drinking water supply in city.

Addressing press persons at his home office in Vidyaranyapuram here today after holding talks with officials of Vani Vilas Water Works (VVWW) and Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Company (CESC), Ramdas pointed out that the city has been receiving 670 mw of power as against the needed 750 mw. "However on repeated requests the supply has been raised by another 1468 million units from today hopefully to ease the crisis in the coming days," he explained.

Generator sets

"Two Diesel Generator sets would be installed soon at the water pumping stations to augment the power supply. If power interruptions are taken care of between the pumping point and main storage reservoir, the water supply crisis would definitely ease if not totally solved," he reiterated. Referring to water distribution network in city, Ramdas admitted that there were several lacunae which will be sorted out technically in a phased manner.

Borewells

"Out of 680 borewells in city 21 were defunct and over 100 out of 990 hand pumps were defunct. Another distressing factor was, water from 40 borewells were sampled for potability tests and 22 of them reported unfit claiming contamination of fluoride and other chemicals. Instructions have been given to immediately sink 10 new borewells after checking the water table and quality of water available.

Restricted water supply

Ramdas also pointed out that to consume water during the summer months water supply may be resorted to alternate days and the public should co-operate.

Ramdas regretted that about 28 per cent of water was lost through leakages and unauthorised tappings from the main header before the actual distribution begins, which will be curtailed.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore