Foundation stone for 9 million litre reservoir laid

This is to act as an additional storage tank
Hyderabad: A nine million litre (ml) reservoir, to store drinking water has been sanctioned and the foundation stone was laid on Wednesday at the existing reservoir at Water Board’s Marredpally division, opposite St Ann’s school – Secunderabad.
This is to act as an additional storage tank. Another four are at Lalapet, Hussain Sagar area, Tarnaka, Sanathnagar will be built in the second phase. Minister for Commercial Tax, T. Srinivas Yadhav said, “With Krishna phase three, additional 45 mgd is supplied to the city, another 45 mgd is expected to be commissioned soon. However, the city lacks reservoirs and there are no storage tanks. Keeping this in view five reservoirs have been planned. The Marredpally reservoir is of nine ml capacity, to be built at a cost of Rs 7.4 crore. The rest will be constructed in the second phase. This will act as an additional storage tank once all the projects are commissioned and help in better supply.”
SCB has 10 reservoirs in its jurisdiction. The SCB areas has been facing water crises and low pressure in supply, leakage in the local pipeline network and less water supply from Hyderabad water board is the major cause for low pressure.
With a population of four lakh residents the required water is 60 lakh gallons per day to fill the reservoirs so that water is pumped to the SCB area, however on frequent days the board is only receiving between 45-50-52 lakh GPD, leading to low pressure. Reservoirs turn full when Water Board provides 60-62 LGPD, but the supply fluctuates leading to low pressure, Leakage in the local network is another main reason.
Meanwhile, works worth Rs 10.5 crore for underground drainage system, development of grave yards, community halls, patch works, BT roads, water pipelines, bore wells, development of lakes, were sanctioned under the Swachh Hyderabad for Alwal circle and Malkajgiri circle.
( Source : deccan chronicle )
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