TAMIL NADU

Monitoring system for Siruvani Dam soon

Staff Reporter

Coimbatore: The Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage (TWAD) Board has planned to install a Remote Monitoring System (telemetry) connecting the Siruvani Dam with the TWAD Board office.

The system would help in round-the-clock and instant monitoring of rainfall and inflow into the reservoir.

This was disclosed to presspersons by District Collector, P. Umanath, Executive Engineer, P.Gopalakrishnan and Assistant Engineer, S. Sampathkumar.

To assess the rainfall levels, a rain gauge meter would be installed at the dam intake well site to assess the rainfall level and it will also monitor the inflow into the reservoir as well as the water level in the reservoir.

At present, people go to the dam site from the treatment plant at the foot hills.