Hyderabad: Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board on Thursday clarified that water board has taken up the peripheral water supply improvement at a cost of Rs 1,900 crore. with assistance from HUDCO.
The major components of the project are: construction of 56 reservoirs of 279 ML capacity and laying of Trunk Distribution mains of 2,100 km length. It informed that all 56 reservoirs construction work is completed and put to operational. Along with these reservoirs, 2,070 Km length of distribution line is also laid.
Under each reservoir the existing and newly laid water supply network is put in use by providing new water supply connections and transfer of old service connections such that the overall water supply is substantially improved under each command area with additional duration of supply at the convenient timings of the customers and preventing pollution in the old distribution network with improved pressures etc.
The customer level interaction meetings were also held under various reservoir command areas with the public representatives, colony representatives wherein they have expressed complete satisfaction about the implementation of the project and improved services in the area.
The providing new connections is a continuous process for the newly constructed houses, renovated houses, complexes etc. The existing connections are replaced as requested by the consumers on newly laid pipelines and 52,593 new connections are provided which is a continuous process as informed above.
HUDCO project is completed and put into use with newly developed network simultaneously synchronization the old and new systems to ensure water supply on alternate days on par with the other areas of city is the regular supplies under service of HMWSSB is on alternate days and only whenever failure/breakdown of source system occurs the schedule gets hampered which takes couple of days for restoration to the normalcy.
Report is correct
However, our correspondent stands by his report (Water Board fails to keep KCR’s promise). This newspaper through lower rung officials in the operations and maintenance wing have confirmed that board has not given few connections to supply drinking water at feasible locations. We have also tried reach higher officials to cross check the facts but they were unavailable. However, in another attempt check status spoken to mid level staff and they said that the details of all executed projects would be available on the HMWSSB official website. The details in the website completely match with the information gathered.