As Sources Dry Up, HMWS and SB Urges Denizens to Use Water Judiciously

Water Board has requested the residents to understand the hardship through which HMWS&SB was passing and extend cooperation.

Published: 23rd March 2016 06:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd March 2016 06:28 AM   |  A+A-


A women uses a hand-pump to fill drinking water. REUTERS

HYDERABAD: Despite various difficulties, Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) is making efforts to supply water to the areas where the regular sources of supply dried up.

Water Board has requested the residents to understand the hardship through which HMWS&SB was passing and extend cooperation in the times of short or delayed supplies. It also requested the consumers to conserve water and use judiciously at this critical juncture.

Board’s managing director B Janardhan Reddy on Tuesday reviewed the water supply status after restoration from the Godavari Drinking Water Supply Project after attending the leakage.

During the discussions, the Director (Technical) Suryanarayana and senior officials informed that the water supplies were normalised and no turbidity was observed.

Earlier, the Manjeera water is pumped from Patancheru to Lingampally reservoirs to supply the water to Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills, Ameerpet, Erragadda and other areas etc.

As the Manjeera source completely dried up, now the water is being driven from Lingampally reservoir towards Patancheru in reverse direction.

The PSC pipelines are joined with socket and spigot arrangement to allow the water flow in one direction only. Due to unavoidable conditions and to provide water to the consumers, the water is transported in reverse direction which is causing many leakages from the joints of the pipeline.

Generally, the life of PSC pipeline will be about 30 years. But now, the same pipeline is being used after 50 years and that fpr flow of water in reverse direction. On Monday, there was a heavy leakage at Chandanagar and the same was rectified immediately.

Water Board Exhorts Citizens to Conserve Water

Hyderabad: Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) celebrated World Water Day on Tuesday by organising various programmes in the city.

HMWS&SB in association with the Institution Of Engineers (India) AP and Telangana Centers and Indian Water Works Association, Hyderabad Chapter organised a lecture on the theme “Water and Jobs”.  Speaking on the occasion, HMWS&SB managing director B Janardhan Reddy stressed on the need for conservation and effective utilisation of water, particularly in the wake of depleting groundwater levels and drying up of water resources due to failure of monsoons. He called upon working and retired engineers to send this message out, particularly in schools, colleges and across public. The Water Board director (Operations) G Rameshwar Rao also attended.

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