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K. Tarakarama Rao
K. Tarakarama Rao

No shortage of drinking water in Hyderabad: KTR

Hyderabad: Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K. Tarakarama Rao on Thursday said that there was no alarming situation for water supply in Hyderabad city.

Replying to a question raised by MIM floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi and others during Question Hour in Telangana Legislative Assembly, the minister said that the raw water storages available in the source reservoirs were having sufficient quantities to provide normal water supply to Hyderabad city.

From Krishna scheme, the full design drawls of 270 Mgd and full design drawls of 172 Mgd also can be drawn from Godavari scheme from Yellampally barrage.

Presently, 404 Mgd is being supplied from all sources comparing to the last year supply of 355 Mgd and additional 28 Mgd from Krishna scheme and 58 Mgd from Godavari scheme will be supplemented from April onwards, he said.

The Minister informed that in the core city there are seven O&M divisions with 4.74 lakh service connections. Presently there is alternate day water supply in the core city ensuring the 150 LPCD as per norms. Daily water supply is also being provided to the BPL families in the slum areas in the feasible areas.

KTR said that in the peripheral circles, there are seven O&M divisions having 4.3 lakh connections. About 4 lakh connections are being provided with alternative supplies and also daily supplies are provided for the BPL families in the feasible areas.

In order to improve the water supply, the ongoing project is being expedited to be commissioned from April 2017 onwards in phases and improved water supply will be ensured to all service connections in the peripheral circles.

As per the CPHEEO norms (Central Public Health and Environmental Engineering organization), Ministry of Urban Development, Gol, the per capita water supply to be provided for domestic purpose is 150 LPCD with 15% UFW.

Accordingly, the quantum of water required for the present population of 95 lakhs in Hyderabad city for domestic purpose assessed to be 360 Mgd (95 x 150 x 1.15 / 4.546 / 10). Presently 372 Mgd of water supply is being provided in the city.

In order to supplement additional water, one Transmission main which requires rehabilitation under Krishna project is taken up and will be completed by end of March through which additional 28 Mgd will be provided into the distribution system for improvement of water supply.

Further additional 58 Mgd also will be supplemented in phased manner into the peripheral circles on completion of the ongoing project from April 2017 onwards. HMWSSB has also taken up the summer action plan at a cost of Rs. 5.8 Crore to attend the repairs to hand borewells, power borewells, valves, junction works, providing additional tanker trips etc.

to cope up the summer contingency problems to ensure proper water supply in the Hyderabad city. Senior officers are deployed to monitor the shortfalls of water supply to any reservoirs / division and to ensure sufficient quantities for the next day supplies and also the flow rates through bulk flow meters are being monitored through SCADA system from the head office, the minister said. (INN)

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