The Coimbatore Corporation on Friday received 115 million litres from the two Pilloor water supply schemes.
Commissioner in-charge S. Sivarasu said that with the supply in the Dedicated Pilloor Water Supply Scheme touching 50 mld, the total water supply from the Pilloor I and II schemes has reached 115 mld. The Corporation was diverting the additional water (50 mld) to Siruvani-fed areas using the links it recently established by connecting the Pilloor and Siruvani water supply networks.
It had established the link in R.G. Nagar, Tatabad, Cross Cut Road, VOC Park and a couple of other places.
With the increase in the Pilloor II supply to 50 mld, the civic body had been able to offset the loss in Siruvani supply. As of Friday, the Corporation received less than 35 mld.
Mr. Sivarasu said that the increase in supply had helped the Corporation reduce the water supply cycle. At present it was able to supply water once in two-three days.
Sources said to facilitate the supply of Pilloor water to the Siruvani areas, the Corporation had kept open all the valves in the Pilloor-Siruvani linking points. The problem they pointed out in supplying more water was constrains in distribution network.
This was because the Pilloor II water the Corporation supplied was through the Pilloor I pipeline system, designed to supply once 60 mld water to the city.