HMWSSB builds 567 rainwater harvesting pits
Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent
The board's managing director M. Dana Kishore informed on Monday while reviewing the progress of Jalam-Jeevam programme, HUDCO and projects.
The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) has constructed 567 Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) pits against the 1,000 target. (Representational Image)
Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) has constructed 567 Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) pits against the 1,000 target. The board’s managing director M. Dana Kishore informed on Monday while reviewing the progress of Jalam-Jeevam programme, HUDCO and projects.
Mr Kishore said, "Prior to February 567 RWH pits have been completed. The remaining pits will be done by the other departments."
Mr Kishore instructed the general managers and agencies to expedite and complete the works as per time the schedules. He said that the HUDCO project should be completed and commissioned by the end of February 2018.
Project officers and implementing agencies have been directed to submit timelines for construction of reservoirs, procurement schedules of pipes, inlet and outlet laying and others. He has asked that necessary precautions be taken to avoid mishaps.
Tender finalised for reservoir at Keshavapuram: Further, the HMWSSB has finalised the tender for the 10 TMC water reservoir which has been proposed at Keshavapuram under the Godavari river source. Megha Engineering & Infrastructure Ltd have bagged the project. The cost of the project is estimated to be around Rs 4,396.16 crore. The project aims at ending drinking water woes of the city.
The project involves formation of an earthen bund at Keshavpuram, construction of concrete block consisting of spill way, intake structures, raw water filling arrangement from Kondapochamma Sagar Reservoir, scour sluice structure, inlet and outlet sluice arrangements, service roads on top and around the bund.
A raw water gravity pipeline of 3,600 mm diameter will be laid from Kondapochamma Sagar (Pamulaparthy) to the Keshavpuram ‘reservoir.
Raw water drawal arrangements from Keshavpuram Reservoir to the Water Treatment Plant will be made, besides construction of a 750 MLD capacity WTP at Bommarasipeta. The plan also includes construction of clear water reservoir, pump house & electro-mechanical equipment at Bommarasipeta WTP. Pumping mains of 3,000 mm diameter will be laid from WTP at Bommarasipeta to proposed Master Balancing Reservoir (MBR) at Ghanpur. Construction of 80 ML capacity MBR at Ghanpur including MoM .
The HMWSSB has to acquire 1,572 hectares for the Keshavapuram reservoir. A large chunk of this, about 1,200 hectares will be private land and 372 hectares is forest land.