Pumps were brought in and pipes were laid to drain the sewage water from vacant land plots into nearby stormwater drains.
Sources said about 300 inmates of Irabati hostel had been facing water supply problems for the past two months, but they got enraged on the day after there was a total disruption of supply.
The residents also alleged that even the little water that is finally supplied to them contains sewage.
As the water storage in Pulichintala was decreasing, the Pattiseema pumps were switched on and water was supplied to the Krishna delta through the Prakasam Barrage from July 21.
President of Nanda block Resident Welfare Association (RWA) Digpal Singh Rana spoke about the serious situation on the water front in an interaction with Zaid Nayeemi.
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The lake serves as a vital drinking water source for Chennai and its suburbs with its storage capacity of 1.081 tmcft.
Speaking to the press, Nehru said drinking water to 75% of the areas in Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Tenkasi, and Kanniyakumari are being supplied without any issue.
As per the official data, works to the tune of Rs 26,719 crore have been sanctioned under JJM towards drinking water projects in 26 districts.
Repeated complaints to from residents and social activists have gone in vain. BWSSB did not complete the sewage link line work connecting Gangadhar Nagar and Yelachenahalli.
When commissioned, 775 million litres of water per day will be provided to the villages in Mahadevapura, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bommanahalli, Dasarahalli, Yelahanka, K R Puram and Byatarayanapura.
While civic body officials said project modalities are yet to be revealed, they said a French company will develop the technology for the project.
An attempt was made to launch an app in 2019, but was abandoned due to administrative reasons.
The reservoir, located 29km from the city, was completely refurbished at a cost of Rs 291.57 crore, with a new water treatment plant and sewage treatment plant.
During the first phase, water from Murugaiyan Parisalthurai will be pumped to the treatment plant in Maruthur, sources said.
As vehicular movement on the route came to a standstill due to the road blockade, Nilagiri police rushed to the spot and held discussion with the agitating villagers.
Besides, the 5T secretary inspected the progress of other major ongoing projects including the new 250-bed DHH building at a cost of Rs 98 crore and Rs 41 crore sports stadium and academy at Jajpur.
In another charge of apathy laid bare, the residents have said that the water they are receiving from the main supply line is mixed with the sewerage water.
"The temple is the pride of Pullambadi but there is no clean water supply to the pond. The existing water line is from a nearby canal which is making the pond water unclean,"
HMWS&SB is constructing 31 new STPs in three packages at a cost of Rs 3,866.41 crore, through which 1,282 million litres of sewage can be treated daily.