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Water level at Thumbay dips further; water supply once in 3 days

Water level at Thumbay dips further; water supply once in 3 days

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, May 02, 2016:  With water level at Thumbay further dipping, the city of Mangaluru will be receiving water only once in three days henceforth.  The Corporation was earlier supplying water every alternate day  by relying on the water in the AMR dam at Shambhoor.  However, with the situation not seeing any improvement even after using the water in the AMR dam, the MCC is now forced to supply water  once in three days.

Water.MCC authorities state that going by the current water level at Thumbay, the water may last for only upto six days. Even measures like directing farmers to switch off those pumpsets which use Netravathi water and also to break the bunds erected to store water, it has been of little help.

Mayor Harinath has said that  the MCC would use   water in wells and borewells if  it fails to rain in a week’s time. It has been reliably learnt that the MCC has held talks with private water source owners who have agreed to the request to provide water.  The Mayor also said that the DC would exercise his magisterial power to take over such private water sources in case the owners disagree.

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Rohini Avinash, Puttur Mon, May-2-2016, 1:02
Our politicians are now coming forward to solve the water problems , but it cannot happen all of a sudden . The rivers have to be dredged and the rivers made depth as the rain water get stored in required quantity for our furture
Ananad V Bolar, vamanjoor Mon, May-2-2016, 12:53
This year the situation is worst the people are facing a lot of water problems. we our self are the cause for this . Now we realize how precious the water is
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