Next course of action based on report

Coimbatore Corporation has ordered the Tamil Nadu Water Investment Corporation to study the water supply schemes so as to make the best of what is available.

According to sources, the civic body issued the order to the Corporation about 15 days ago asking it to study the Siruvani, Pilloor I and II, Bhavani and Aliyar schemes.

The Corporation will study if the civic body is making best use of the schemes available, if there are lacunae in using the water from the schemes, what needs to be done to improve the water supply situation and if that requires additional infrastructure.

The sources say the study will also tell the Corporation if it needs to go in for an additional drinking water supply scheme – Pilloor III, as is being suggested at some quarters.

The Corporation supplies Siruvani water for 28 wards, Bhavani for wards in Kavundampalayam, Vadavalli and Veerakeralam and Aliyar for wards in the South Zone. For the remaining areas, it pumps Pilloor water from the Pilloor I and Pilloor II schemes.

The sources say that the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board implemented four of the five aforementioned schemes at various points in time.

The Corporation then implemented the Pilloor II schemes a few years ago under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission scheme.

Now when a comprehensive study is being ordered, there will emerge a clear picture of how best to use the schemes as they all serve the purpose for meeting the residents’ needs.

When such a study is being done, the Corporation will know how to link the schemes, if localities in the city are getting water from the nearest reservoir, if not, does the city need new reservoirs or should the pipelines of various schemes need to be interlinked at vantage points, and much more.

The sources say that the civic body will decide on the next course of action based on the Corporation report and add that this will not overlap with the report already prepared for the implementation of the 24x7 water supply scheme.

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