Proposal to be sent to Commissioner of Municipal Administration
The Corporation is planning to lay mild steel pipelines for 13 km at Rs.15 crore linking the Ramakrishnapuram Main Service Reservoir under the Pilloor Drinking Water Supply Scheme with the Bharathi Park Reservoir on Bharathi Park Road under the Siruvani Water Supply Scheme to end scarcity in Siruvani scheme areas.
A resolution to this effect was passed at the meeting on Thursday.
Explaining the resolution, Mayor S.M. Velusamy said that Pilloor Phase II, which was nearing completion, was expected to provide nearly 125 million litres per day of water.
This would be in addition to the varying withdrawal from the Siruvani scheme.
At present, Pilloor Phase I scheme supplied 65 mld and on completion of the Pilloor II, the Pilloor I scheme would be restored to the TWAD Board to meet the drinking water requirements of wayside habitations.
Owing to the failure of monsoon, the Siruvani reservoir now had a storage of 3,930 million litres.
Considering the monsoon delay, the civic body was left with no other option but to draw up contingency plans to supplement water supply from Pilloor II scheme for Siruvani water-served areas.
Now, as an ad-hoc measure, the civic body was drawing close to 30 million litres per day using the Pilloor II lines in addition to the withdrawal from the Pilloor I scheme.
This had helped in increasing water supply to North and East zones of the city.
As part of the plan to reduce dependence on Siruvani (which is monsoon dependent), the civic body would lay pipelines from Saravanampatty Ramakrishnapuram tank to Bharathi Park Siruvani scheme ground level tank.
This would help draw 10 million litres per day for added areas such as Chinnavedampatti, Vellakinaru and Kavundamapalayam besides serving the drinking water needs of 21 wards of the civic body.
A proposal to this effect would be sent to the Commissioner of Municipal Administration for administrative and technical sanction besides getting funds from the Government or through loans for its speedy implementation.