Hyderabad may face water shortage in summer

Mar 16 2019 02:02 PM
Hyderabad may face water shortage in summer

M Dana Kishore managing director of Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board said, “The water board would distribute 50 million gallons a day (MGD) from Singur/ Manjeera with water from the Godavari River, Osman Sagar, and Himayathsagar reservoirs.”  However, over 10,000 consumers residing in Rajendranagar, Serilingampally and Kukatpally areas would suffer a problem, as the board is falling short of 5 million gallons of water per day.

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Kishore had said that 30 million gallons per day (MGD) will be drawn from the Godavari and would be distributed through the Ring Main 1 and 15 MGD from Osman Sagar and Himayath Sagar. He also gave an affirmation expressing that 24/7 water tankers will be sent to these zones. He also added that over 20 water filling stations to supply water through 100 private tankers were sent.

He added that free water to the slums had been stretched out for a half year. He also referenced that the private tankers registered with the boards will sell the water at a rate fixed by the HMWS&SB and they could be tracked by GPS. The pipeline work relating to Ring Main development has had over 46KMs of its stretch done, and the board had written to the government for the finish of the rest of the 8 km. He also added that 20 special officers would be selected to inspect water shortage at the ground level and supply water accordingly. Over 1.5 crore is being spent to set up mobile water treatment plants for the water supplied from the twin reservoirs.

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