Tiruchirapalli

Illegal water connections detected

A total of 273 unauthorised drinking water connections have been detected in village panchayat areas and disconnected.

Speaking to reporters here on Friday, Collector T. Anand said special teams had been formed to check illegal tapping of water. The teams had been empowered to disconnect illegal water connections and levy on-the-spot fine on residents who tapped more water using plastic hoses.

Detailing the drinking water supply network put in place to ensure uninterrupted water supply, the Collector said 200 complaints relating to water distribution were received at the complaint centre (toll free number: 1800 425 6772) set up at the Collectorate and out of this 170 had been addressed and the remaining were being attended to by officials.

Preliminary works had been initiated for construction of check dams at 19 places to improve groundwater table, he said.

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