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Mangaluru: There will not be water shortage in city this summer – Mayor

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jan 10: "Currently, there is water storage of six meters in Thumbay vented dam. In addition AMR dam has 14.25 million cubic meters of water. Water in these two dams can satiate 150 days water requirement of the city. Therefore this year there will not be any water shortage during summer months," opined city mayor, Bhaskar K.

He was speaking after performing Ganga Puja and offering customary Bagina to River Netravati along with people's representatives and officials near the Thumbay vented dam on Wednesday January 9. He said that the water level in Thumbay dam can cater to 50 days water requirement while that of AMR dam can meet 100 days drinking water requirement. "The deputy commissioner has issued instructions to store maximum level water in AMR dam. Currently, inflow of water in River Netravati stands at 20 cubic meters per second. Based on these, we can safely assume that summer months will not witness water shortage this year," mayor clarified.

At the same time, the mayor requested people to use water judiciously and never to waste it.

Former minister, B Ramanath Rai, said that the dam is receiving good inflow of water and there is provision to store an additional meter of water over and above the current level. He said that arrangement has been made to provide water from here also to Kallige village.

MLC, Ivan D'Souza, expressed the view that it would be advisable to improve infrastructure at Thumbay dam and arrange to increase the storage capacity of the dam instead of installing desalination plant near the sea to meet water requirement.

Chief whip of the city corporation, Shashidhar Hegde, leader of the opposition, Premananda Shetty, city corporation commissioner, Mohamed Nazeer, standing committee chairpersons, Naveen D'Souza, Praveen Chandra Alva, Prakash Chandra Shetty, Lata Salian and others were present.

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  • Mamatha, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 11 2019

    Please test water for BOD, DDT. Endosulphan,Copper sulphate (Bordo mixture).Carbofuran (Furadon)- atleast once a year beside microbiological tests

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  • Roshan Patrao, Traffic Warden, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 10 2019

    No magic wand is going to work to give us uninterrupted water this summer. The reason why we will not water shortage is that post demonetization, construction activity has virtually ground to halt , which has plugged to diversion of drinking water to come striction. No Corporator is ready to accept or openly say this truth . No political party need to claim the credit for hassle free summer.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 10 2019

    Acche Din have arrived 👌👌👌

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  • mahesh, mangalore

    Thu, Jan 10 2019

    Both BJP and Congress dont seem to want to solve the problem.
    This is going on from so many years.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Jan 10 2019

    Public fedup of reading such contradictory, unaacountable statements every other day!!

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  • Prakash D' Cunha, Ashoknagar

    Thu, Jan 10 2019

    Praise the lord.

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