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Corporation plans to set up permanent treatment plant

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The Hindu       21.09.2016  

Corporation plans to set up permanent treatment plant

Aims at addressing complaints on water being discoloured in some parts of city

The Tiruchi Corporation has planned to establish a permanent treatment plant at the Coleroon Drinking Water Supply Augmentation Scheme to reduce the iron content in the water and address the persistent complaints on the water being discoloured in some parts of the city.

Ever since the water scheme was commissioned in 2014, there have been complaints from residents that the piped water supplied to them was muddy and discoloured. The scheme, sanctioned at an initial estimate of Rs.221.42 crore, was executed with financial assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The scheme aimed at increasing the per capita drinking water supply to 135 litres a day and ensuring equitable distribution to all parts of the city. Thirty-seven new overhead tanks were built under the new scheme

The new scheme has its source at the Coleroon River where collector wells have been built. The Corporation is currently said to be pumping about 30 million litres a day (MLD) from the scheme.

Residents in several pockets of the city have complained that were getting discoloured water ever since the corporation started pumping water directly from the new scheme. The iron content in the water is also said to be high. Councillors representing some of the wards in the areas have been raising the issue at the corporation council over the past few months.

Following this, the Corporation had taken up a pilot project to treat the water as the iron content was said to be slightly higher than the permissible level of 0.3 mg per litre.

Corporation sources said that under the pilot project the iron content had come down after the treatment process. Hence, the civic body has now planned to go in for a permanent treatment plant. The Corporation would soon call for expression of interest for drawing up the detailed project estimate for the project after obtaining approval from the Commissioner of Municipal Administration.

The proposal would be forwarded to the Commissioner of Municipal Administration after an official resolution is approved on the issue by the Corporation Council, the sources added.


Corporation assures people of adequate drinking water

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The Hindu        15.09.2016    

Corporation assures people of adequate drinking water

Following protests by residents and black flag demonstrations in various pockets in the city, the Coimbatore Corporation has assured residents of adequate supply of drinking water.

In a release, the Corporation had said that for the 18.02 lakh people in the city, the Corporation was supplying water through various schemes.

For the residents it supplied water through Siruvani (62 million litres a day), Pilloor I (13 mld), Pilloor II (110 mld), Kavundampalayam-Vadavalli (11 mld) and Aliyar (7.8 mld) schemes. In all, it supplied 203.60 mld.

In wards that come under the Singanallur Assembly constituency (Wards 37, 38, 39, 40, 53, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 74 and 75), it was until recently supplying water from the main storage reservoir in Ganapathy through the 500 mm pipeline. But due to leakage in the pipeline and supply loss, the residents were getting water only once in 12 to 14 days.


Now, the Corporation supplied water from the Ganapathy tank to D.J. Nagar tank through the newly laid 1,100 - 700 mm pipeline and that had resulted in improvement in water distribution - once in a week supply.

Likewise, the Corporation had also addressed the delay in water supply to residents in Wards 38 and 39 by quickly repairing the damages to pipelines caused during the execution of the road overbridge across the railway crossing.

In areas it supplied Siruvani water, it was able to maintain the supply at once-in-six-days even though the water level was less than that of last year by 15.61 feet.

Adequate supply

It was taking all steps to ensure adequate supply of water, it added.


Civic body to reduce bulk water connection deposit for apartments

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The Hindu      01.09.2016  

Civic body to reduce bulk water connection deposit for apartments

The civic body has proposed reduction in bulk water connection deposit for apartments.

In a resolution passed at Wednesday’s urgent meeting, the corporation council resolved that the water connection deposit could be reduced to Rs. 5,000 a flat.

The council also resolved that apartments with up to four flats would get a connection, those with five – eight flats would get two connections, those with nine – 12 flats three connections, those with 13 – 16 flats four connections, those with 17 – 20 flats five connections, those with 21 – 40 flats six connections, those with 41 – 70 flats seven connections and those with over 70 flats eight connections.

The resolution said that following representations from apartments’ residents’ association, it was decided to bring down the deposit charges from Rs. 10,000 a flat and go by the quality assurance control manual guidelines. The Corporation had increased the deposit in August 2013 to Rs. 10,000 a flat and started collecting the revised rate from October 2013.


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