Salem: Efforts to mitigate water problem in city

SALEM: Salem Corporation has undertaken concerted efforts to mitigate the water woes in city. A press release from Commissioner says that 2,075 borewells had already been in use in which 871 had been attached with syntax tanks and mini power pumps. All these are working very well.

He further points out that the tanks also are carrying the ward and tank numbers for easy reference. If any tank or pump, well is not working, residents can contact the following phone numbers, he says.

The numbers are: Corporation Office: 0427-2212844; Suramangalam: 2387514; Asthampatti: 2314646; Ammapet: 2263161 and Kondalampatti: 2461616.

SMS services

Salem Corporation has also introduced short messaging service (SMS) to know about the details of various taxes. The residents from their mobile phones can type SCMC (space) PY (for Property tax) or WC (for water cess) or PT (for Professional tax) or NT (Non Taxes) (space) Assessment Number and send it to 56070 for information. Corporation will respond, says a press release.

The services were inaugurated on Friday.

The services also will provide the exact location of the mobile tax collection centres.

From THE HINDU

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