NALGONDA: Problem of drinking water will be solved within two days in various places of the district. Most of the major village tanks —Udayasamudhram, Yedavally, and Chepuru —which were supplying drinking water to hundreds of villages have been dried-up due to lack of rains and the drinking water supply has been stalled and public now depends on borewell and purified water cans. There is no water supply from Yedavally reservoir to 90 villages from last 20 days.
After an appeal by Telangana government, Krishna River Board agreed to allot two TMC water to Nagarjunasagar from Srisailam project for drinking purpose to two Telugu speaking states, each getting one TMC of water. The Board directed Srisailam project officials to release 4,000 cusecs of water daily to Nagarjuna Sagar. The present Srisailam reservoir water level is 780.70 feet (Full Tank Level is 880 feet)
Water from Nagarjunasagar to be released on July 17
According to officials, after the water reaches Nagarjunasagar reservoir on July 17, water will be released to Akkampally Balancing reservoir and Nagarjunasagar right canal. Present Nagarjuansagar reservoir water level is 501 feet, (Full Tank level is 590 feets).
Meanwhile, on the release of water from Srisailam project, Nagajuansagar CE Sunil released 600 cusecs water from Akkampally Balancing reservoir to Udayasamudhram and other major tanks for drinking purpose. In this connection, he said that water 525 cusecs of water will be released daily to Hyderabad twin cities and 600 cusecs to Udayasamudhram reservoir for three days. He urged farmers to not utilise this water for cultivation purpose. Regarding this, a special team comprising police, revenue and irrigation officials has been formed to supervise the release of water and avoid its misuse.