Civic officials told to resolve water shortage

Civic officials told to resolve water shortage
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They are purchasing water for not only for drinking purpose but also for physical needs like bathing, cleaning and washing with depletion of groundwater levels. 

Chittoor: Residents of all 50 divisions are forced to purchase drinking water either from private water tankers or mineral water plants.

They are purchasing water for not only for drinking purpose but also for physical needs like bathing, cleaning and washing with depletion of groundwater levels.

About three-fourth of the population in the city is facing drinking water shortage. Residents are buying pot full of water for Rs 3 except District Collector, SP, Municipal Commissioner, city MLA, Joint Collector and other top politicians and officials.

Around 24.7 MLD water is required to meet drinking water needs of 1.4 lakh city population. The Chittoor Municipal Corporation (CMC) has been supplying 11.4 MLD water once in two days. In addition, it used to supply water by hiring 140 water tankers.

However, the CMC had stopped supply of drinking water through hired tankers owing to financial crisis. As a result, demand for drinking water has gone up.

It may be recalled here Municipal Administration Minister P Narayana instructed civic officials to supply drinking water through hired tankers every day.

Even the Collector also asked CMC officials to take measures for resolving drinking water scarcity.
Responding on the water shortage, in-charge Mayor Subramanyam admitted that funds shortage has made the CMC to stop water supply through hired tankers.

But, he said that the CMC is supplying drinking water every alternate day from NTR Jalasayam.

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