ANDHRA PRADESH

City water stock to last till next year-end

Good inflows improve storage levels

Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: Good inflows into the main reservoirs of the twin cities in the last few days have significantly improved their storage levels.

The position has improved to such an extent that 300 mcft of Manjira water had to be released after the reservoir reached its storage capacity of 1.5 thousand million cubic feet.

The season was good for Singur too. Against its total capacity of 30 tmc, it now has 21.5 tmc. Its level was just 7.5 tmc on September 1. Osmansagar's level now stands at 1.6 tmc against its total capacity of 3.9 tmc.

Officials hopeful

Though as of now there has been no improvement in Himayatsagar with only 0.6 tmc against a total capacity of 2.9 tmc, the Metro Water supply officials are hopeful that by October 15, it too will show dramatic improvement as fresh inflows are expected.

Though the twin cities have received fairly good rainfall this season, the catchments areas of Himayatsagar comprising Shamshabad, Chevella, Shadnagar, Parigi and other upstream areas did not receive good rain, the officials explained.

Krishna water

While the four reservoirs have a total capacity of 38 tmc, their storage levels as on Thursday stood at 25.6 tmc. It was augmented by 1.4 tmc of Krishna water from Akkampally balancing reservoir. The authorities say the present position of reservoirs would ensure supplies till December next year.

Ground water levels in the city, too, have registered substantial increase, said Director, Technical, V. Jambul Reddy.

At present the board is supplying 190 million gallons per day from the above reservoirs while another 20 to 25 mgd is drawn from borewells.

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