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‘Do not engage private parties to carry out repair works in UGD lines’

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The Hindu 01.05.2017   

‘Do not engage private parties to carry out repair works in UGD lines’

With the underground drainage(UGD) project works under way in Krishnagiri Municipality, the municipal administration has now cautioned public against engaging unilateral repair works in manholes.

The project envisions a total of 8,332 household connections in 33 wards of Krishnagiri Municipality. So far 950 connections have been given by the Municipality since the commissioning of the project.

Speaking to The Hindu , Kannan, Commissioner, Krishnagiri Municipality said, five teams from the region have been assigned to inspect the functioning of UGD lines, and check for blockages with the collection of sewage.

“There were cases of manhole deaths (asphyxiation) in recent times in the State. We want to avoid such incidents. Any repair works in UGD lines will be taken up solely by the Municipality,” Mr.Kannan said.

Each teams is equipped with safety gear including three oxygen masks, gloves, reflector jackets and are designated for inspection of manholes, said Mr. Kannan. Therefore, no sanitation workers are to be engaged, and no works shall be undertaken in sewer lines and manholes by engaging private septic tank cleaning services without permission from the Municipal Commissioner, the Municipality has said. There are a total of 1,627 manholes in the project. Of these, over 600 manholes have been inspected. Rest of 1,027 manholes are still to be inspected for blocks with the sewer lines going live.

Further, any construction on the sewer lines, or damage or replacement of sewerage vents is an offence, the Municipality has warned. The by-law of the underground drainage project and the damage to public property law shall be invoked against public that engage private workers to clear any block in the manhole. Further, public may contact the Municipality on 04343-232597; 232488 for inspection of manholes in their area.


Water pipelines to commercial establishments disconnected

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The Hindu       12.04.2017   

Water pipelines to commercial establishments disconnected

A corporation worker disconnecting water pipeline in Salem on Tuesday.E.Lakshmi NarayananE_Lakshmi Narayanan;E_Lakshmi Narayanan  

To address the drinking water needs of households

After serving notice on the owners of commercial establishments in the city on Monday, the Salem City Municipal Corporation has started disconnecting water pipelines to them here on Tuesday.

About 113 million litres of water is received from Mettur Dam everyday through two water supply schemes, which is in turn distributed to households and commercial establishments in all the 60 wards. With the water level in the dam dropping to 26 feet, officials decided to give priority to address the drinking water needs of the people for the next three months. Hence, the Corporation announced that 1,387 connections given to commercial establishments would be disconnected from Monday. All the owners of these establishments were served notices and were asked to arrange their own source of water.

On Tuesday, officials began disconnecting water pipelines to commercial establishments in all the four zones. They added that the work will take more than two weeks for completion after which drinking water will be supplied only to households.

A total of 30 connections, Suramangalam Zone – 3, Hasthampatti - 7, Ammapet – 6 and Kondalampatti – 14, were disconnected on Tuesday.


Over 800 water connections cut

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The Hindu       27.03.2017  

Over 800 water connections cut

The Coimbatore Corporation has disconnected over 800 water connections of persons who had defaulted on property tax and water charges payment.

A press release from the civic body said that from October 26, 2016 to March 24, 2017, the Corporation had disconnected 809 supply lines, including illegal connections.

Based on instructions from Corporation Commissioner and Special Officer K. Vijayakarthikeyan, the civic body had disconnected 379 lines in South Zone, 131 lines in East Zone, 133 in North Zone, 63 in West Zone and 103 in Central Zone.


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