To address water scarcity

The Tiruchirapalli city corporation has apportioned three water tankers for each division to handle drinking water needs, Mayor A. Jaya announced on Monday.

Speaking at the grievances day meet here, she said several steps had been initiated to tackle water scarcity consequent to the fall in groundwater level.

According to an official release, she said that she had come to know that some unscrupulous elements had been siphoning off water directly from the water mains using motors . She had received information regarding this from the public over phone, she added. Such complaints would be investigated and if found true, the motors would be seized. Besides, legal action would be initiated against the persons concerned. For this a squad of officials had been constituted. In addition, if the valves of pubic fountains are broken and if water is wasted, the lines would be disconnected, she warned.

Those who took part in the meeting include V. P.Dhandapani, Commissioner.