Five mld Pilloor water to be released to check pipelines, treatment plants

There is a marginal improvement in the water supply position in the Coimbatore Corporation, thanks to the overflowing Pilloor. Sources in the Corporation say that the civic body has been getting an additional 10 million litres a day, which it is using to supply to Wards 18, 19, 20, 29, 69, 70 and 71. Thus far, the civic body has been supplying these areas with Pilloor water.

The increased supply has enabled the Corporation to supply water once in four days to residents of the aforementioned wards. Earlier, they were getting Pilloor water only once in six days.

The sources also say that the Corporation is using the Pilloor water diverted from the wards to meet the requirements of Peelamedu, Udayampalayam and Singanallur. The civic body is now supplying water once in six days. The sources add that if the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board were to increase its Pilloor water supply by four mld to take it to the 63 mld, as committed, the Corporation will be able to supply more water and frequent intervals to Peelamedu, Udayampalayam and Singanallur areas.

Sources in the TWAD Board said that they would be able to improve supply once they completed laying mild steel pipes to replace pre-stressed concrete pipes.

Meanwhile, the TWAD Board has granted approval to supply five mld Pilloor water to the Corporation to check the Pilloor Phase II pipelines and water treatment plants.

Commissioner T.K. Ponnusamy says that the Board will supply water till November 30, by which time the Corporation will complete checking its pipelines and treatment plants.

Since Segment One of the Pilloor Phase II supply scheme is not ready, the Corporation will lay a loop line to connect the Pilloor Phase I and Phase II supply networks to receive the water.