Coimbatore Corporation has asked the city’s residents to use drinking water with care and not illegally tap the water.

In a release it has said that given the very poor storage level in the Siruvani Dam the Corporation was forced to divert Pilloor water to the Siruvani-fed areas.

The residents will do well to use drinking water strictly for drinking purpose and use borewell or ground water for other needs.

If the Corporation came across residents illegally tapping drinking water, the Corporation will sever the connection, slap a fine and prevent reconnection at least for about six months.