HYDERABAD: MA&UD minister K T Rama Rao on Monday inaugurated a command control room to monitor complaints, flow rates to service reservoirs, control and regulation, O&M emergency breakdown repairs at HMWS& SB office in Khairatabad.
He also reviewed rain-related issues, faced by HMWS&SB. In the wake of recent sudden damage to sewer mains at NTR Gardens during rains, he asked them to conduct a study of the 5.5 km pipeline from Divyashakthi Apartments, Ameerpet, to the GHMC head office surplus nala. He took up repair works of the damaged portion on a war-footing so as to avoid any further damages. The minister instructed the HMWS&SB to conduct a study of the existing main sewer pipelines laid more than 10 years ago and said that there should be regular monitoring by the O&M wing. Rao instructed that customers get time to fix meters on their own or the Board would charge a minimal amount for the same. The idea is that every connection should be metered for proper water accounta bility.
HMWS&SB Managing Director M Dana Kishore said the command control room would help the Water Board to monitor complaints registered through 155313, Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter.
To monitor rate of flows of bulk flow meters of water treatment plants, service reservoirs. reservoir water levels, SCADA systems of WTPs, major pumping stations of all source systems.
The system would also monitor O&M emergency breakdown repairs like pipeline burst, sluice valve breakdowns, pumps and motor failures, JalApp complaints, water releases to customers, information through SMS, he said.