Adequate water is supplied regularly to residents, says Corporation

State Govt. sanctions ₹2.42 crore for digging and carrying out repairs to borewells

Published - June 18, 2019 11:29 pm IST - Erode

A woman fetching water from the common tap in Erode.

A woman fetching water from the common tap in Erode.

With fear of disruption of water supply looming large, Erode City Municipal Corporation has said that adequate water is supplied to the residents and assured that there will be no water crisis.

As per the Census 2011, the city’s population is 4.98 lakh covering an extent of 109.52 k.m. that is divided into 60 wards. The main source of water is from River Cauvery as 54.09 million litre per day (MLD) raw water is drawn through seven pumping stations from the river and treated and supplied to the Corporation. Apart from this, about 4 MLD water is drawn from borewells that were located across the city. Since water is being discharged in the river for drinking water purpose, drawing of water is not affected and hence water is distributed regularly to the people.

Corporation Commissioner M. Elangovan told The Hindu that the State Government had sanctioned ₹2.42 crore for digging 22 borewells, carrying out repair works to the existing borewells, desilting of wells in the river and also for supplying water through lorries. He said that 10 borewell works were completed till Tuesday and other borewell works will be over soon. “By June 24, power supply to the motors will be given and water would be drawn from these borewells”, he added.

Meanwhile, the Dedicated Water Supply Scheme to supply 81.10 MLD of water to the Corporation from Uratchikottai would be completed by the end of July after which trial run would commence. Officials said that construction of all the over head tanks is expected to be completed in two months after which water would be pumped in to the tanks for testing. “By December, residents will be supplied water through the new scheme”, they added.

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