Staff Reporter

Domestic customers to be supplied safe drinking water

WARANGAL: The residents who were facing severe shortage of drinking water due to closure of Bhadrakali tank can now relax.

Following persuasion by Mayor E. Swarna, Major Irrigation Minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah has ordered for release of water from the Lower Manair Dam that reached the town on Thursday.

As the town began getting enough supplies from the LMD, the municipal officials were confident of ensuring enough supplies to domestic consumers and allayed the fear of impurities in water.

Earlier, the corporation officials decided to stop drawing water from the Bhadrakali tank as scores of citizens complained of contaminated water being supplied. In the wake of reports, the officials tested the water samples and were convinced that there were impurities. The water level at Bhadrakali reached low and there were no fresh inflows from LMD in the recent past.

Now, 500 cusecs of water is being released from the LMD each day. Once filled, the Warangal Municipal Corporation authorities pointed out that there would not be any drinking water crisis for the next two to three months.

The water from the Bhadrakali summer storage tank was quenching the thirst of people at the district headquarters. As the LMD was having at least six tmcft of water, the people in Karimnagar town did not oppose release of water to Warangal this time.

Speaking to newmen, municipal commissioner Smita Sabharwal said that water is being properly treated and it is safe to consume. "The residents need not have any doubts over the purity of the water," she asserted.