Hyderabad: On commissioning the remaining 45 MGD capacity from Krishna Phase-III and Godavari Phase-I, the power bills of the water board are likely to jump by Rs 25 crore in addition to the normal bill of Rs 45 crore payable to the electricity department.
The Board is appealing to all customers to promptly pay their water bills in order to sustain the water supply. In this regard the top 100 defaulters in each section will be pursued by the concerned GMs/DGMs/Managers, said HMWS&SB commissioner Dr B. Janardhan Reddy.
As the Manjeera reservoir has hit dead storage and Sinngur reservoir is below 1.5 TMC (original capacity is 25 TMC) the commissioning of Krishna Phase III (total 90 MGD) and Godavari will be the source for city water supply. Already water rationing has begun in the city and the board is drawing 7 MGD less.
The Metro Board has announced that the Krishna phase III’s remaining 45 MGD is likely to start this week, but there is no further announcement on commissioning of the Godavari scheme.
Meanwhile. the trial run for testing Krishna phase III was taken up on November 16 and the release of 45 MGD water to the public will commence in two days from the Prashasan Nagar reservoir, the water board commissioner added.
This will improve supplies in Khairtabad, Lingampally, Jubilee Hills, Sanath Nagar and Kukatpally up to Serilingampally constituency.
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