Providing a little relief to the water-starving residents of Tirupur city, the Corporation administration has started procuring an additional 3 mld (million litres per day) of water from New Tirupur Area Development Corporation Limited (NTADCL) from Monday.
City Engineer G. Ravi told The Hindu that the off-take of water from the third water scheme, being implemented in association with NTADCL, would be increased by another 18 mld within a month taking the total quantity of water obtained by the Corporation from NTADCL to 63.85 mld.
This apart, the city residents were fed by the first and second water schemes, promoted by Corporation itself and TWAD Board, respectively, from which a total of 31.03 mld were obtained.
The additional 3 mld of water that started flowing into the overhead water tanks of Corporation situated at Iduvampalayam, Thiruvalluvar Nagar, Mannarai and Murugampalayam, on Monday, is being sold by NTADCL at the rate of Rs. 21 for a kilo litre. “Of this, Corporation pays NTADCL Rs 7.5 for every kilo litre of the off-take while the state government bears the remaining Rs 13.5,” Mr. Ravi said.
With the obtainment of 3 mld water, the total quantity of water been supplied through the three water schemes in place had gone up to 76.88 mld against the city's requirement of 118.52 mld. “It means that the deficit for domestic supply will continue even after another 18 mld be obtained within this month as planned,” Corporation sources pointed out.
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