Piped water not far away

Piped water not far away
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The 2018 summer will not be the same for those households living in textile and temple towns - Sircilla and Vemulawada - as the works relating to Sircilla-Vemulawada-Choppadandi (SVC) segment of the Mission Bhagiratha, a flagship programme of the State government envisioned at supplying safe and sustainable piped drinking water from surface water sources, are on the verge of completion.

Sircilla: The 2018 summer will not be the same for those households living in textile and temple towns - Sircilla and Vemulawada - as the works relating to Sircilla-Vemulawada-Choppadandi (SVC) segment of the Mission Bhagiratha, a flagship programme of the State government envisioned at supplying safe and sustainable piped drinking water from surface water sources, are on the verge of completion.

The Rs 1,085 crore SVC segment of the scheme that was aimed at quenching thirst of the entire Rajanna-Sircilla district, around 5.50 lakh population, also covers Choppadandi constituency. In all, the SVC segment covers 290 habitations in 12 mandals of Sircilla, Vemulawada and Choppadandi constituencies.

The project is designed with clear water requirement as 100 litres per capita per day (LPCD) in rural area and 155 LPCD in Urban area. As per the plan, water sourced from MMD will be pumped from intake well to the head works at Agraharam village under Vemulawada mandal. The water filtered through rapid sand filter beds will be pumped to Ramappagutta and Marupakagutta to supply water to all households.

With 98 per cent of works relating to the scheme already completed, the authorities now gearing up to pump the water, sourced from Mid Manair Dam, from intake well to treatment plant by December-end. Meanwhile, the officials are racing against the time to complete the remaining works.

As of now, the construction of intake well at Rudraram under Vemulawada mandal is completed. It’s learnt that works relating to water treatment plant (WTP) and break pressure tank (BPT)/ over-head balancing reservoir (OHBR) are in progress at the moment. The capacity of the water treatment plant which is coming up at Agraharam is 120 million litre a day (MLD).

Speaking to The Hans India, the Telangana Drinking Water Supply Project Deputy Executive Engineer M Suresh said: “The administration is well on course to complete the SVC segment by December-end. Efforts are on to complete the remaining works in a mission mode.” Right now, we are focusing on to complete the remaining 15 per cent pipeline work, he added.

District Collector Krishna Bhaskar, who is reviewing the progress of works at regular intervals, said that efforts were on to supply protected drinking water to all households in the district, thus ending the misery of the people, who hitherto had to depend on borewells and had to walk long distances to fetch drinking water.

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