Hyderabad: Citizens of Greater Hyderabad should not be worried about drinking water this summer. Water in the reservoirs is at a comfortable level and the water board is confident of meeting the demand, Water and Sewerage Board managing director M. Dana Kishore said.
At this time last year, the Board could supply 355 million gallons of water, while at present it is supplying 372 MGD. Special officers are being appointed in divisions to monitor water supply during summer.
Under the summer action plan, Rs 5.81 crore has been sanctioned for 439 works. The water supply project for all the peripheral circles, costing Rs 1,900 crore, with Rs 1,700 crore assistance from the Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited, and Rs 200 crore from the state government budgetary support, is going on at a brisk pace, he said.
The proposed drinking water project for 190 villages situated within the Outer Ring Road by the Water Board will be taken up shortly.
Since the supply of drinking water from Singur and Manjira has been stopped, the Water Board proposes to lay a 1,800-mm diameter main to divert Godavari water to Singur and Manjira systems at a cost of Rs 398 crore.
This will feed the new reservoirs in the peripheral circles, particularly in Patencheru, Ramchandrapuram, and Quthbullapur.
Proposals have been submitted to the government for providing budgetary support and to accord administrative sanction.
In the summer contingency plan, Mr Dana Kishore said to aid water supply, pumpsets, borewells and sluice valves on pipelines were being repaired.
Almost all to face crisis
Almost all residential areas in the city will face a water crisis in summer. Areas like Kukatpally, Nacharam, Uppal, LB Nagar, Dilsukhnagar and JNTU which have more apartments will be the worst hit.
Dammaiguda has no groundwater and does not get drinking water supply. Gachibowli and Madhapur also have water supply issues.
A few areas which still have a good amount of groundwater in city are: Balajinagar, Kukkatpally; Suraram Colony; some areas in Vanasthalipuram and Sainikpuri....