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IMC to cut water supply

WITH THE Yeshwant Sagar lake drying up even before summer has fully arrived, the Indore Municipal Corporation has decided to curtail water supply from 3.5 to 2.5 million gallons in a bid to make the reserves last till May.

india Updated: Feb 13, 2006 14:11 IST

WITH THE Yeshwant Sagar lake drying up even before summer has fully arrived, the Indore Municipal Corporation has decided to curtail water supply from 3.5 to 2.5 million gallons in a bid to make the reserves last till May.

The Corporation has drawn up Rs 94-lakh alternative scheme to ferry 1.5 million gallons of water from a site near the lake to make up the shortfall. The plan will be submitted to the Mayor-in-Council for approval shortly, according to Waterworks in-charge Munnalal Yadav.

The curtailment of supply has been prompted by rapidly receding lake water levels. Yeshwant Sagar registered a level of 16 feet during monsoons, but today only about nine feet of water is left, and the reserve is not expected to last beyond May-end.

The Corporation had earlier trimmed supply from the optimum five to 3.5 million gallons and this would be further pared down to 2.5 million gallons within the next few days. According to Yadav, the Corporation will make up the deficit by drawing water from low-lying areas between Ambakhedi and Sulawat near the lake. “These areas have sizeable reserves but cannot be used as there is no way to transport the water,” said the MiC member.

As per the scheme, a 3.5 kilometre pipeline would be laid from the two places to Phool Kalaria pump house and this would allow the Corporation to access an additional 1.5 million gallons of water everyday.