There have been complaints that Krishna water is unsafe for consumption
The district administration has initiated steps to supply clean drinking water to people in Raichur city and improve storage in the Ganekal balancing reservoir.
Deputy Commissioner M.V. Savitri, who convened a meeting of officials of the corporation and the pollution control board here on Thursday, said that the district administration had received complaints that water supplied from the Krishna was contaminated and unsafe for human consumption.
She said that tests on samples of tap water submitted by citizens proved that corporation officials had failed to ensure proper filtering and processing of the water before pumping it into the city. She directed the officials to visit the water purification plant on the banks of the Krishna to assess the situation and take steps to pump filtered water into the city. She also asked them to inspect the distribution system in and around the city and take action to plug leakages found in the rising main and supply lines.
On the steps taken to improve storage at the Ganekal balancing reservoir near the city, Ms. Savitri said that the reservoir provides drinking water to some localities, including Station area, IB Colony, IDSMT layout and Ashapur area, in the city. However, poor storage in the reservoir had affected water supply to these localities.
The situation might get worse in the coming months if steps were not taken to maintain adequate storage in the reservoir, she said.
The Deputy Commissioner said that at present, the storage was maintained at 0.0214 tmcft against the total capacity of 0.075 tmcft.
The water-level is 12 ft against the full reservoir level of 36 ft.
The lack of adequate water in the Tungabhadra canal had affected storage in the reservoir. Ms. Savitri also asked the officials in the Water Resources Department here to take steps to ensure proper flow of water into the canal.
Meanwhile, Ms. Savitri on Wednesday banned people from drawing water from the canal.
‘Poor storage in Ganekal balancing reservoir has affected water supply' ‘Low water-level in Tungabhadra canal cause for the poor storage in reservoir'
‘Poor storage in Ganekal balancing reservoir has affected water supply'
‘Low water-level in Tungabhadra canal cause for the poor storage in reservoir'