Mangaluru: Drinking water woes for the city next summer?


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Sep 28: There is a possibility that the city may face scarcity of drinking water in coming summer months if it does not rain sufficiently in the next two and a half months during the South - East Monsoon (Hingaru). The shortage of rain in the coming months will hamper the inflow of water in the Thumbay vented dam.

Generally, the Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) starts preventing the water from draining by placing the wooden planks towards the end of the month of November when the rains stop completely. However, this year the wooden planks are already placed in the dam to prevent draining of water.

At present out of the 30 gates, only two are kept open. Last year during this time six to seven gates were kept open. It can be calculated that compared to last year, the inflow of water this year is reduced by about 50%. However, it is not possible to estimate the inflow of water right now as there are signs of more rain as well as there is water storage in the AMR dam. If it does not rain in the coming months, then the inflow of water into the dam will reduce considerably and there may be a scarcity of water to the city in the months of March, April and May.

Storage of water to a height of six meter

Last year during the end of November water was stored to a height of six meters in the Thumbay vented dam. Now the storage height is five meters. As the inflow decreases, the MCC has decided to increase the height to six meters. The height of the dam is 12 meters and the water can be stored to a maximum height of seven meters only.

137 MLD water required every day

At present, there is a demand of about 137 MLD (millions of liter per day) of drinking water every day in the city and around 160 MLD is being supplied. In the AMR dam at Shamboor 14.25 MLD of water is being collected. If the level of water in the Thumbay water dam reduces, then the water has to be discharged from AMR to maintain the level.

Water rationing to be decided in the month of December

"Right now there is enough water in the dam. More rains are expected in the coming months also. So this year there will not be any scarcity of water in the city. From next month onwards, the water will be stored to a height of six meters. The situation of water will be assessed in the month of December and if needed it will be decided to ration water supply," said Mohammed Nazeer, commissioner of MCC.

  

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 1 2018

    Useless,Brainless officials doing meeting meeting meeting day and night for what?
    there was so much rain in D.K. instead of crying every year on water why cant they store available water in better way, City Corporation need a daring mayor or commisioner who can take bright decision to tackle water issue.

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  • JL, Mangaluru

    Mon, Oct 1 2018

    Ho jaavo smart city me bina paani ke jeene ko tayyar, aab ki baar modi ki sarkaar.

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 30 2018

    Cut down trees indiscriminately, plunder the forests, allow projects like Yettinahole and still hope that it rains heavily in this part of the world. I am not at all surprised that water shortage is staring at us. Personally, I don't feel sorry for the people of this region. We get what we deserve. None of us is bothered about preserving the greenery, none of us is bothered about planting trees and we are least bothered about the ecology. We have become so selfish that we are just not bothered. We are bothered about finding trees and shade to park our vehicles but we are least bothered about planting trees because we are not concerned about others. Let the others go to hell, it is enough if I live - we are only worried about ourselves.

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  • rumi ahmed, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 1 2018

    What you have said is right people have got no vision for the future there will never be happiness in artificial things,we have to know how to balance things this is what the kids will learn and inherit and carry forward the values and examples set by us to the next generation,today we are more interested in going to malls and fast food joints along with family and friends than being surrounded with nature or being concerned with the protection of our natural resources like rivers,lakes,seas,forests,wild life and soil fertility,we all should take up the issue seriously as there is unnatural and unscientific methods in most of the things that we do.

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  • SMR, Karkala

    Sun, Sep 30 2018

    Drinking water woes for the city next summer?

    But I read in the same portal saying Rs 14,000 crores is utilized by BJP MP Nalin Kumar who is in the office for nine years consistently.

    Did all that money vanish in Arabian Sea due to recent heavey rains or got mixed with PM Modi's 'Demonetized' currencies?

    PM Modi's future 'Smart city' without water?

    Jai Hind

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  • Tom Cat, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 30 2018

    change the mayor

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Sun, Sep 30 2018

    Hope for the required rain to cope up the people demand for existence.

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  • Samuel Sadanand, Kuwait

    Sun, Sep 30 2018

    Rivers are drying up in most of the parts of Kerala due to changes in physical chemical and biological behaviour of the soil.its hard to imagine that just last month so much of water flooding everywhere and now already sand beds are visible.this phenomenon could also be in Mangalore.we just hope we get sufficient rains in the coming days to meet the scarcity of water.

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  • Ajay, Kallianpur

    Mon, Oct 1 2018

    Mere rain is not enough if all t

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  • Ahmed, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sun, Sep 30 2018

    Mangalore city corporation should seriously think of desalination of sea water.

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  • Tell The Truth, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 30 2018

    What's the difference of drinking water and using water for other purposes..??

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  • Coman man, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 30 2018

    Once you get desalinated sea water then ypu will understand the defference.

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  • Tell The Truth, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 30 2018

    Can desalinated water use for drinking..??

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Sep 30 2018

    Please Google ...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Sep 30 2018

    Where did the water Disappear - Seems like a big Mystery ...

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  • Coman man, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 30 2018

    Mangalore already faced shortage of drinking water in the past. Being briliant and educated peoples why they still not interested in rain water harvesting !!! Why Vilage areas not building mini dams !!! Why peoples not showing interest in forests not planting trees!!!
    Well, why government not thinking about purifying sea water to meet city water needs!!! -

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