Water Board goes all out to meet water needs of Hyderabad

410 mgd water from both Krishna and Godavari rivers is being supplied to the city and surrounding areas

By Author  |  Published: 29th Aug 2017  8:33 pmUpdated: 30th Aug 2017  12:51 am
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Hyderabad: Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) is putting in all efforts to ensure sufficient supply of drinking water to citizens in the city and fringe areas.

At present, HMWSSB is drawing water from both Krishna and Godavari rivers to meet the city’s drinking water requirement. While 270 million gallons per day (mgd) is being drawn from Puttamgandi from Nagarjunasagar, 114 mgd is being supplied from Godavari.

In total, 410 mgd is being supplied to the city and surrounding areas. Though there have been no complaints about insufficient water supply, additional 100 mgd would be required for sufficient supply, said a senior official.

The water levels at Puttamgandi, Nagarjunasagar have hit lowest storage levels and HMWSSB is drawing water using motor pumps. This could be continued for another four months to meet the city requirement, he explained.

On the contingency plans, he replied “We will have to dredge the canal in Nagarjunasagar further more to draw water, if the situation persists in the coming days,”

The board has stopped drawing water from Osman Sagar and Himayathsagar since 2015. The inflows into Nagarjunasagar are not encouraging. However, compared to last summer, when 355 mgd was supplied to the city, this summer 410 mgd was being supplied, he pointed out.