Kochi: The functioning of the Kerala Water Authority’s four treatment plants in the district has resumed as water level receded in the rivers. The KWA restored the water supply to most parts of greater Kochi areas, including those in Kochi corporation.
The operation of Aluva pump house, the major supply point, had started partially on Sunday. Initially 80 MLD of water was supplied which was later increased to 130 MLD. By Monday, the supply to Kathrikadavu, Kaloor, Palarivattom, and Pullepady was completely restored while areas like MG Road, Elamakkara and Edappally started getting the supply partially.
The KWA supplied 2.64 MLD water through tankers to flood-hit areas and relief camps from Sunday evening to Monday morning. Though the authority can supply enough water to the affected areas and camps, there is shortage of tankers, according to KWA officials.
Normally, the KWA supplies 230 MLD to Kochi corporation areas.
The authority officials have urged the public not to fill huge water tanks until the supply is completely restored. “When huge quantity is drawn from the distribution network, the tail-end areas will not get water. Hence, only the required quantity of water should be stored now,” officials said.