Corporation decides to go for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system

The entire drinking water supply distribution network in the city would soon come under an automated control and monitoring system soon as the Corporation has decided to go in for a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.

According to Corporation sources, both the new Rs.221.42 crore drinking water supply augmentation scheme, currently under execution, and the existing water schemes catering to the city would be brought under the system.

Though the Corporation had previously proposed for SCADA system to be operated through VSAT, it has now decided to go in for a GPRS-based system, which involves lower capital investment and maintenance expenditure. The Corporation has taken technical assistance from the National Institute of Technology and Anna University to implement the project.

Through the system, the Corporation would be able to monitor and control the entire water works, distribution system consisting of pumping stations, control devices like valves and various other flow pressure monitoring and regulating facilities. Besides, the Corporation would be able to regulate the system to ensure equitable supply to all parts of the city, a Corporation engineer said. Control rooms would also be established in various parts of the city to monitor and control the distribution network. The project is expected to the commissioned over the next one year, sources said.

Meanwhile, the Corporation has completed works on connecting the pumping mains of the new drinking water supply augmentation scheme to provide supply to the Woraiyur area from the scheme’s collector wells at Coleroon River. About 11 overhead water tanks in the Woraiyur area including those at Puthur, Fathima Nagar, Thyagaraja Nagar, Mangalam Nagar and SBI Colony would be fed through the new pumping lines. The areas are currently fed by the Corporation Main Pumping Station and Collector Well on the Cauvery river bed.

On Sunday, the civic body carried out the work on connecting the pumping mains across the Karur highway near Kudamuritti. The Corporation is expected to start pumping about 10 million litres a day to the area from the new scheme over the next 10 to 15 days, sources said.

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