Mangaluru, Mar 27, 2017: After supplying water once in every 36 hours in the city for a week, Mangaluru City Corporation has announced a change in the schedule from Monday.
Starting from March 27, the city will get water supply round-the-clock for three days (for 72 hours) and then, it will go without water for two days (48 hours). The same schedule would be repeated week on week.
This step, Mayor Kavita Sanil said, is to ensure that water reached areas located uphill in the city.
She said that the corporation received complaints that some houses in the upper reaches in wards such as Falnir and Kankanady-Valencia did not get water after the 36-hour supply schedule was adopted.
The Mayor said that she was appealing to the people to reduce water consumption for the next two months. She has been receiving complaints that in many areas people were wasting fresh water by spraying it on the roads to suppress dust.
There was a specific complaint that a house owner in Kankanady ward was letting water supplied by the corporation into the domestic well.
The water supply officials went to the house and warned the owner.
The Mayor said that toilet flush consumed more water. In the apartment she was living in Bejai, she convinced the owners of 22 flats and ensured that they adjusted the flush to let out less water. Thus, the apartment has reduced its water consumption to a great extent. Flat owners and resident associations of apartments should consider it seriously to save water.
Meanwhile, according to a water supply engineer, the water level at the Thumbe vented dam supplying water to the city stood at 4.90 m on Sunday against the maximum storage capacity of 5 m. The water level at the vented dam of AMR Power Pvt. Ltd. at Shambhoor on the upstream of Thumbe stood at 5.35 m against the maximum storage level of 6.25 m.
The corporation stopped daily water supply on March 20.
Courtesy: The Hindu