THE INDORE Municipal Corporation (IMC) waterworks department has decided to move morning water supply schedule ahead by 30 minutes, from 6.30 am to 7 am. The new timings will come into effect from Tuesday. Evening supply timings will, however, remain unchanged.
Waterworks department officials said supply schedule was changed so that it could dovetail with morning power cuts. Mayor-in-Council (MiC) member in charge of waterworks department Munnalal Yadav confirmed the change in timings, but refused further comment. The IMC has long tried to persuade the power utility to shut off electricity during water supply hours in the morning.
This, argue officials, would ensure equitable distribution of water by preventing residents from plugging in booster pumps directly to the supply mains, a common practice in many localities.
The following overhead tanks (OHTs) would be affected by the change in supply schedule. Eastern areas: Bilawali, Bhanwarkuan, Radio Colony, PWD, Yeshwant Club, Tukoganj Cotton Adda, Bajrang Nagar, Bhagirathpura, Nanda Nagar, Ambedkar Nagar, Scheme No 54, Krishi Nagar and Mahavir Nagar. Western areas: Annapoorna, Raj Mohalla, Sadar Bazaar, Subhash Chowk, Gandhi Hall, BSF, Maharana Pratap Nagar, Pagnispaga, Gadi Adda, Hawa Bangla and Scheme No 71.
The IMC supplies water on alternate days to the eastern and western parts of the City. Narmada supply caters to bulk of the City’s water needs although, depending on the season, anywhere between two to four million gallons daily (MGD) of water is also supplied from the Yeshwant Sagar reservoir.