Despite rise in dam water levels, drinking water shortage continues in Coimbatore

By SimpliCity News Team

Jun 14, 2018 09:53 PM

Coimbatore : Even though Billur dam, Siruvani dam, and Aliyar dam are filled to the brim, many parts of the city are still distributed with drinking water once in 5 to 10 days. 

Areas within city limit were provided drinking through Billur 1, 2 water projects, Aliyar drinking water project and Kavundampalayam-Vadavalli project. 

As Coimbatore is receiving continuous downpour due to Southwest monsoon, Water levels of Siruvani, Billur, and Aliyar stood at 38/50 ft, 97/100 ft and 60/120 ft respectively, as per the data released yesterday. 

Though water levels in dams have risen, water is distributed once in 5 to 10 days in areas within city limit whereas other areas are distributed water only twice in a month. 

Lakshman, a resident from Peelamedu here said, “Drinking water pipelines were broken in the city due to which a large amount of water getting wasted. Though continues showers are witnessed for last 10 days, drinking water is still distributed for once in 12 days. Due to this, water shortage is still prevailing in our area. 

When Corporation officials were approached regarding this, they said, “Drinking water is distributed for once in 4 to 5 days. Dams are filling up due to continuous rainfall. No alteration in water distribution is planned until now. Based on the water level of dams in upcoming days, announcement on water distribution will be made.” 

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