Enough drinking water to last until July, says corpn

  • | Friday | 29th March, 2019

Coimbatore: The city has enough drinking water to last until July, say city corporation officials Despite experts predictions that Tamil Nadu is facing a water crisis and no summer rains on the horizon, the city is yet to see a water shortage. Areas within the corporation limits supplied by water from Siruvani dam have begun seeing a drop in the frequency of water supplied, but not to an alarming extent.Corporation officials said the water level at Siruvani dam stood at 16ft compared to its capacity of 49.53ft. “However, with water supplied for 12hours, we have enough time to fill many pots of drinking water, which lasts more than a week.”Akila T, a resident of East Periyasamy Road in R S Puram, said water supply to the area has come down to once in five days, compared to once in three days. “We only get water once in seven to 10 days, compared to January and February, when we got water once every four days,” said S Subbalakshmi, a resident of Race Course. “The quantum of water supplied has also reduced.

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