TRICHY, INDIA (Smart Cities News): On Friday, the city corporation started augmenting the water supply in Trichy (Tamil Nadu) city. The estimated cost of this project is Rs. 28.4 crore will also modernise the extraction, storage and distribution network. The scheme is being executed under the smart cities mission programme and will provide 24 hours water supply in 18 wards.
The proposal includes digging up new borewell’s and improving existing water sources to ensure that the civic body can extract 60 MLD of water from the Cauvery River bed. At present, only 30 MLD of water is being sourced. New reservoirs to store 20 lakh litres of water which provide good quality water, tested in the laboratory. The collector wells will be improved in two separate packages by a Coimbatore based contractor.
The proposal will also revamp the existing 17.5 KM pipelines in areas under the smart cities mission covering Rockfort, Thillai Nagar, Thennur, Gandhi Market etc. Even if we expand the boundaries of Trichy city, we have adequate water drawing sources to fulfil the drinking water needs. Soon the entire town will get round the clock water supply; the existing water sources will be revamped to meet the required quantum, said Shri K.N Nehru, Municipal Administration Minister.
For better maintenance and monitoring, the 24 hours water supply scheme will get a Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system. Old vertical turbine pumps to ensure better water drawing capacity at Periyar Nagar and Kambarasampettai head works. Trichy corporation’s officials said that diesel generators would be equipped in the collector wells to continue water extraction even if a power shutdown.
Around 55,155 houses and commercial establishments in 18 corporation’s wards will benefit from the scheme scheduled to be commissioned in July 2023. This proposal is made by considering the water demands of Trichy city for the next 20-25 years, said corporation’s official’s authorities.