NARMADA WATER may start trickling into Dewas within the next 48 hours. The water will be carried to Kshipra river from where it will be lifted by the local municipal body. The Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) on Wednesday carried out tests to determine whether the supply line to Dewas contained any leaks.
“Two leakages were found till Mangliya and testing will continue for another 7-8 hours. Supply will begin once the breaches are plugged,” revealed Mayor-in-Council member in-charge of Waterworks Munnalal Yadav.
Initially, IMC would supply between 2-3 lakh litres water with the figure gradually ascending as summer peaks, he said adding, “By May-June, we expect to supply between 8 and 10 lakh litres to Dewas.”
The Corporation has asked the Dewas Municipal Corporation (DMC) to submit Rs 30-odd lakh in outstanding water bills although Yadav stressed that supply would not hinge on recovery of the dues.
It may be noted that the DMC recently tendered a request for supplying 1.5 million gallons daily (MGD) to Indore municipal commissioner Vinod Sharma.
In its missive, the Dewas civic body pointed out that existing reserves in Kshipra river (the town’s sole water source) would only last till February 10, and urged the commissioner to provide 15 lakh litres of water everyday.