Torrential rain in September has brought water into the major reservoirs that cater to the city providing more than a breather to the corporation
GVMC is back from the brink condition it faced in August on water supply. In a complete change of scenario, it is now comfortably placed to face the next summer.
Torrential rain in September has brought water into the major reservoirs that cater to the city providing more than a breather to the corporation.
All through the summer of 2012 and even up to September the supply position was stretched with corporation ready to pump water from the Yeleru reservoir’s dead storage level, if situation deteriorated.
It also prepared itself for options such as alternate day supply in some areas or reducing the time of supply.
“Now the position is quite comfortable. Water in Raiwada and Tatipudi reservoirs will see us through for one-and-a-half years. In Yeleru also, against the full reservoir capacity of 24 tmc ft, the level is 15 tmc ft,” said an official.
The Meghadrigedda reservoir that GVMC uses more for storage, the level is 59 ft against 61 of FRL.
The four infiltration wells of Gosthani River are yielding well as the river is overflowing.
Yeleru reservoir has a level of 80.75 m, a considerable improvement from the 72.12 m in the last week of June. It, however, is much below the FRL of 86.4 m.
Raiwada also improved from 103.78 m on the day to the present 109.6 m against a maximum of 114 m. Tatipudi has gone up from 279.6 m to 284.7 m though well below its FRL of 297 m.
Meghadrigedda has gone up from 48.4 ft to 59 ft against minimum level of 44 ft. The water level in heavily silted Mudasarlova reservoir, close to the city, has also gone up from 159.2 feet in June to the present 165 feet.