Hyderabad: Metropolitan Water Board managing director M. Dana Kishore on Wednesday said the city was getting sufficient quantity of water from projects on the Krishna and the Godavari rivers.
He said that the city would not face any crisis given the amount of water available.
Mr Kishore said the requires 420 million gallons a day (MGD). Kaleshwaram via Yell-ampally was a perennial source of 172 MGD and the Krishna river gives 270 MGD to the city. The Nagarjunsa-gar even at dead storage levels can supply 270 MGD for more than an year, with pumping.
Yellampally which has a capacity of 20 tmc ft. It has 4.87 tmc ft water, and only 0.83 tmc ft is being drawn.
Under the Kaleshwaram project, the Yell-ampally barrage is a major balancing reservoir. It receives supplies of about 180 tmc ft from Medigadda, Annaram and Sundilla.
Monsoon inflows had begun at Yellampally and it would also get water from its own catchment area.
Explaining the reliability of supply sources on the Krishna, Mr Kishore said the Water Board has drawn the full quantity of water through emergency pumping. He said the board had the experience to draw the full design capacity of 270 MGD per day even from depleted storage.
Mr Kishore said the Krishna river was a perennial source for the city, the it was bound to get inflows during the monsoon.
Mr Kishore said that the Sewerage Board was hunting for Rs 8,000 crore for the sewerage master plan. Work would be expedited on the 10-tmc ft Keshava-puram reservoir.