The District Collector, S.S. Jawahar, has ordered to release water from the Vaigai dam for three days for river wetting to recharge the drinking water projects sources.
The wetting would start on Tuesday and continue till Thursday. A total of 150 mcft of water would be released for recharging the aquifer, the statement said.
This will help improve the drinking water projects that cater to Madurai city, Karumathur, Tirunagar, Vilangudi and Samayanallur combined drinking water projects. Besides, Tirumangalam, Avaniyapuram, Usilampatti municipalities, Vadipatti combined drinking water project and 10 other village panchayats would benefit.