Ramanathapuram: Do not mix Cauvery water with Ground Water, says official

RAMANATHAPURAM: Pankaj Kumar Bansal, Joint Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Water and Drainage Board (TWAD), has directed officials not to mix the Cauvery water being supplied under the Ramanathapuram Combined Drinking Water Project with the water generated locally.

He was reviewing the efficacy of the implementation of drinking water project with Collector T.N. Hariharan and TWAD Board officials here on Friday.

Mr. Bansal said that it was important for officials to closely monitor the implementation the project. Complaints over delayed supply, mixing of polluted water with the drinking water, bursting of water pipes, flowing of water on road and excess pressure in water supply must be attended to immediately.

Steps must be taken to begin supply of Cauvery water in rural areas.

Weekly review meetings must be conducted to study the problems and rectify them. Overhead tanks and other water storage facilities must be cleaned at regular intervals, he added.

From THE HINDU

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