By providing a pipeline link from the Pilloor II pipeline at Thanneerpandhal to the overhead tank in Ward 36, the Coimbatore Corporation has improved the water supply situation in the area.
According to East Zone Chairman K.R. Jayaram, the Corporation laid a pipeline by cutting open the Pilloor pipeline at Thanneerpandhal and taking it across the Avinashi Road to the tank in Brindhavan Nagar so as to bring down the supply cycle from 10 to 11 days to five to six days.
The cost of the project was around Rs. 15 lakh, for which the East Zone administration accorded the approval.
Prior to establishing the link, the tank received only around 2.7 lakh litres a day, which the Corporation used to supply to over 2,000 residents across the erstwhile Kalapatti Town Panchayat. This led to a situation where the residents received water only once in 10 days.
In the past few days the Corporation has been supplying water once in five days to the residents of Kumarasamy Nagar, Sowbaghya Nagar, Alagu Nagar, Ashok Nagar, SITRA Medu, Brindhavan Nagar and other areas.
This, Ward 36 Councillor P. Raghupathy says, has helped the residents not worry about storage of water. Earlier they had to store water for 10 days which had had an impact on the quality of water.