Bhavani scheme water supply will begin by middle of this month

COIMBATORE: The Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage (TWAD) Board has some happy tidings for the people of Kavudamapalayam Municipality and Vadavalli Town Panchayat, suburbs north and west of the city.

The supply of drinking water under the Bhavani Combined Water Supply Scheme will begin by June 15, bringing to an end a 10-year wait for the project’s implementation. This follows an announcement by Rural Industries Minister Pongalur N. Palanisamy after a recent review of the scheme works that Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin would soon inaugurate the supply.

“Only the final stages of works on the filter bed and overhead tanks in the town panchayat are left to be done. All other major works have been completed,” Chief Engineer, Coimbatore, of the Board S. Venkatesan told The Hindu on Wednesday.

The official said the board had set itself a stiffer deadline of June 7 in order to expedite the works. “We want to begin supply around that date, but we have fixed June 15 as the final date should some work take a little more time,” he said. The scheme, costing Rs.30.38 crore, would provide seven million litres of drinking water a day to Kavundampalayam and four million litres to Vadavalli.

From the present 31 litres per capacity per day, which was way below the required amount, 70 litres per capita per day would be supplied under the new scheme to an approximate population of 1.10 lakh. Water would be drawn from River Bhavani at Nellithurai in Mettupalayam Taluk. It would travel six km through a pipeline to the treatment plant at Chellappanur.

After treatment, the water would come through a 14.5 km pipeline to a 11 lakh litre sump at Veerapandi Pirivu. From there, it would be pumped through a 15.5 km line to another 11 lakh litre sump at Kavundampalayam. Water would be pumped from this sump to seven overhead tanks in the municipality and eight tanks in Vadavalli.

The existing supply of Siruvani and Pilloor water to these two local bodies would be stopped and would be given to the Coimbatore Corporation areas to augment supply within the city.



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