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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.


Combined water scheme goes on stream

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The Hindu      19.02.2015   

Combined water scheme goes on stream

Water is now supplied to 56 habitats on trial basis under the combined water scheme implemented at a cost of Rs. 61.11 crore for providing drinking water to 306 habitats in Alathur, Perambalur, Veppanthattai panchayat unions, and Arumbavur and Poolambadi town panchayats in Perambalur district.

A borewell has been sunk in the Kollidam river near Sengaraiyur and water is being pumped through pipelines to a length of 539.45 km.

Water is stored in 40 sumps and supplied through overhead tanks to 306 habitats and two town panchayats in the scheme.

Darez Ahamed, Collector, inspected the seven lakh litre sump at Keel Naranamangalam, 60,000 litres capacity sump at Karai, 1.50 lakh overhead tank at Nattarmangalam, four lakh litres capacity sump at Alampadi, 60,000 litres sump at Veppanthattai, three lakh litres capacity sump at Alambalur Mahatma Gandhi Nagar.

He inspected the four lakh litres sump for combined water scheme to supply water to 116 villages at Chettikulam. He asked Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board officials to expedite the combined water scheme works.

He said that in the scheme to supply water to 306 habitats in Alathur, Perambalur, and Veppanthattai panchayat unions and Armbavur and Poolampadi panchayats, work on all the 18 overhead tanks have been completed. Main pumping station and 40 sumps of the scheme have been completed. Water has been brought beyond the sump at Veepanthattai through Thappai, Naranamangalam and Alampadi sumps from Sengaraiyur main pumping station.

N. Chandrasekar, Superintending engineer, TWAD, and G. Anbalagan, Executive Engineer, accompanied the Collector.

A borewell sunk in Kollidam feeds the pipeline network running to 539 km

A seven lakh litre sump at Keel Naranamangalam is getting ready


Special drive to provide new water connections

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The Hindu          07.01.2015  

Special drive to provide new water connections

Special camps will be organised for collecting applications from residents

The Tiruchirapalli City Corporation will take up a special drive to provide new water connections under the drinking water supply augmentation scheme which was commissioned last year.

Special camps would be conducted to collect applications from residents seeking new water connections till February-end under the initiative. The move was approved by the Corporation Council at its meeting held recently.

This is the second phase of the drive taken up by the Corporation and the first phase was conducted between September and November last year.

About 2,700 applications were received from the four zones in the city during the first phase of the special drive and the Corporation has so far provided 1,356 connections to the applicants. The remaining connections would be provided soon.

The Corporation had planned to provide about 25,000 new domestic drinking water connections initially under the Rs.221.42 crore drinking water augmentation scheme executed with financial assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) which was commissioned in February last year. About one lakh new house connections could be provided under the new scheme, which has its source at the Coleroon River. The scheme was mainly intended to ensure equitable distribution of water supply across all parts of the city.

Thirty-seven new overhead tanks have been built under the new scheme to ensure equitable distribution to all parts of the city. Pumping mains for a distance of 79 km and distribution mains for 355 km have been laid under the scheme.

The civic body had last year relaxed the rules and decided to collect the deposit of Rs.6,000 payable by applicants in instalments, in an attempt to ease the financial burden on city residents seeking new water connections. Under the scheme, residents submitting their applications at the camps would be required to make an initial payment of Rs.2,000 towards the deposit amount and pay the remaining Rs.4,000 in instalments every half-year.

About one lakh new connections can be provided under the new scheme


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