Corporation to study the distribution of water in the added zones
There might be some breathing space for additional residents of the area from the impact of the uneven distribution of water. And they could get relief before the summer of 2022, as the Coimbatore Corporation plans to investigate and fix the distribution issues.
The company’s sources said it began investigating the issue after Electricity Minister V. Senthilbalaji announced that the civic body would take action to reduce the gaps in the distribution of the water supply. by reducing the supply cycle from once every nine days to every other time. days.
Following the announcement, company commissioner Raja Gopal Sunkara asked Suez India Pvt. Ltd. to study the current water supply situation and suggest measures to be taken to improve distribution.
Mr. Sunkara said the way to improve water distribution was to increase the source – have more sources of water supply and the other to improve distribution. The company had enough water sources to supply the city, including the added areas, and for the immediate future there would be no issues, with the Pilloor III project moving forward.
So the company decided to focus on improving distribution and start doing it, they wanted to know how much water was going where. To do this, she had asked Suez India Pvt. Ltd., which was already engaged in the maintenance of the water supply in 60 districts of the city center, to study the situation in the added area.
Company engineers studied the distribution to find that the supply deficit for residents of the added area ranged from 5% during monsoon seasons to 15% during summer. The Company was supposed to provide each resident with 135 liters per day.
In a few places in the added zones, the Corporation provided water at 50 liters per person per day and in a few more 250 liters per person per day.
The second problem was that there were no flow meters to gauge the amount of water the Company was pumping from local water distribution tanks in the neighborhood. And, there were also no meters for the reservoirs to which the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Distribution Council (TWAD Council) provided water.
The company, according to the sources, therefore suggested that the Company install automatic electromagnetic flowmeters at the entry points of all local distribution tanks in the added zones, spread over 40 neighborhoods.
The company is reportedly spending around 5.36 crore to install more than 100 such meters.
The sources said installing the meters would allow the civic body to monitor the water supply in real time, as the meters would feed data to the company’s dashboard.
Once the Company had this data in hand, it would be able to rectify the distribution or take corrective action if necessary, the sources added.