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Mayor Assures Steady Water Supply in Mangaluru this Summer

Mayor Assures Steady Water Supply in Mangaluru this Summer
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Mangaluru: Mayor Sudheer Shetty Kannur expressed confidence that Mangaluru City is well-prepared to avert a drinking water crisis this summer. Assuring the public, he disclosed that the Thumbe dam, managed by the Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC), currently holds a substantial water level of six meters. The mayor emphasized that, with ample inflow, the city is unlikely to face water shortages.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, Mayor Kannur revealed that both the Thumbe dam and the upstream AMR dam boast sufficient water reserves. The AMR dam reportedly contains around 5.9 meters of water. Additionally, the newly constructed dam at Adyar, downstream of Thumbe dam, also holds a considerable water supply.

To further secure water availability, pumpsets have been strategically installed to transfer water back to the Thumbe dam from downstream if water levels decrease. Currently, an average of 160 MLD (Million Liters per Day) of water is being pumped from the Thumbe dam to cater to the water supply needs of Mangaluru City, Ullal, Mulki, and neighboring villages.

Mayor Kannur assured the public that the MCC is actively disconnecting all illegal water connections from the pipeline between Thumbe and Mangaluru. Immediate disconnection awaits illegal commercial water connections.

While ruling out the possibility of water supply rationing this summer, Mayor Kannur mentioned that rationing would only be considered if the water levels in Thumbe and AMR dams decrease due to insufficient inflow.

Addressing concerns about the release of secondary treated water from the sewage treatment plant at Pachanady to the drinking water barrier across Phalguni River in Malavoor, the mayor informed that tenders for the necessary works have been floated. A pump house is set to be constructed for pumping secondary treated water downstream of the Malavoor dam, with an estimated cost of Rs 75 lakh, funded through the 15th Finance Commission.

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