Civic body to spend Rs. 16 lakh for the purpose
In an effort aimed at increasing water supply to Kavundampalayam and Vadavalli, the Coimbatore Corporation is in the process of interlinking the Pilloor II pipeline with the Kavundampalayam-Vadavalli water supply pipeline.
According to Corporation Commissioner G. Latha, the Corporation proposed to increase the drinking water supply to the aforementioned two areas by providing the link at the Veerapandi Pirivu sump.
The proposal was for providing three million litres a day (MLD) to take the total supply from 11 to 14 MLD. The Corporation was spending Rs. 16 lakh for the purpose. At present the Corporation supplied water only once in 10 days at 70 litres per capita per day (LPCD). Sources in the civic body said that the Corporation was in the process of completing the work and that it would take a few more days.
Even as the work was in progress, the Corporation was diverting the water to meet the shortfall in Thudiyalur, where a severe crisis existed.Temporary
The diversion to Thudiyalur was only temporary; the ultimate beneficiary of the interlinking was only Kavundampalayam and Vadavalli.
Ward 3 Councillor from Thudiyalur N. Vanithamani said that the Corporation supplied the Pilloor water only once in 20 days. If there was a leakage or shutdown, the duration increased to 25 days.
The sources said that the Corporation would supply water to Thudiyalur only till the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board completed the water supply augmentation works.
The Board was engaged in replacing the pipelines to improve supply – to take the supply from 70 to 135 LPCD in keeping with the water supply norms for municipal corporation.
Once the Board completed the work, the Corporation would divert the water to Kavundampalayam and Vadavalli, as planned. The pipeline there had the capacity to carry the additional supply.