To meet requirements of Kovilpatti residents
: The much awaited drinking water project to meet the requirements of Kovilpatti residents has been launched under the Kovilpatti municipality water supply improvement scheme.
The project was taken up at a cost of Rs.82 crore under the aegis of the Urban Infrastructure Development scheme, sources from the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board told The Hindu here on Wednesday.
Eighty per cent of the total cost would be incurred by Central Government, ten per cent by State Government and the rest by the municipality, which has 36 wards.
Pipelines to cater to the basic needs of Kovilpatti residents would be connected from Seevalaperi, where water resources from the Tamirabarani, could be drawn at 52 kilometre distance.
Preliminary work commenced with the setting up of infiltration wells in Seevalaperi. Four infiltration wells would be established.
The project is planned to be completed in 18 months but the work would be expedited within 14 months, sources said. On completion of the project, people would have access to 19 MLD (Million Litres of water per Day).
The sources said that apart from the four existing tanks, 10 more would be set up and a booster station established at Ilavelankal.
A resolution for implementing the project was passed during 2006-11 in the Kovilpatti municipality, said K. Srinivasan, town secretary, CPI (M).
The scheme was taken up at a cost of Rs.82 crore A booster station to be established at Ilavelankal
The scheme was taken up at a cost of
A booster station to be established at Ilavelankal