Water scarcity to hit Mangaluru city - Only 50 days of stock left in vented dam

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Mar 8: The inflow of water at Thumbe vented dam, which supplies water to the city, has reduced considerably. If it does not rain by the end of April, there will be an acute shortage of water in the city. The current stock of water in the dam is enough to cater to about 50.

The level of water in Thumbe vented dam was 5.85 meters a couple of days ago. If the Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) and the public of the city do not take any precautionary measures, the city will face the acute shortage of water that was experienced in 2019.

Compared to previous years, the level of water has reduced to its lowest level this year. On March 3, 2020, the level of water in the dam was six meters. However, this year it is just 5.85 meters. Compared to 2019, the demand for water has increased by 12%. So, the scarcity of water is expected to hit the city sooner, say the officials.

As an immediate measure, the MCC has stopped water supply to new industries and building construction work. Instructions have been given to ration water to the currently running industries.

In AMR, there is a water level of 18.9 meters (above sea level). Out of this, 14.5 meters can be used for the city. Only when the water in Thumbe vented dam reduces to dangerous levels, AMR dam water will be used.

As the inflow of water has stopped, if it does not rain, by the end of the month of March, water rationing will be done in the city. The public is requested to reduce the usage of water for gardens, building work, and cleaning of vehicles. Even for household use, only a limited quantity needs to be used, as per mayor Jayanand Anchan.






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  • Sunil D'Souza, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 12 2023

    How many Cusecs of water was diverted to Doddaballapur and Bangalore through Yettinahole ? We need a reply from local leaders. Why do we have water shortage when rains were incessant

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  • MAAM, Valencia/Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 08 2023

    Smart City !!! Smart Problems!!! Smart Politicians!!! This is Cash Cow for them! who can make efforts to stop this, are they Crazy?, Enough issues created to keep public busy !!! We need to be smart in coming Election, but wait.... whoever comes to power they are spending hell of money and what about the recovery process?? so, lets churn, churn, and churn!!!! Jai Mangalore!!!

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  • Preetham, Farangipet

    Wed, Mar 08 2023

    Yearly achche din for water tanker operators..

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  • Lance Moniz, Mangalore/Hathill

    Wed, Mar 08 2023

    .....and yet permits are issued left and right for the construction of new apartment projects.. Greed for money... Therefore we need educated and upright people .

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  • adivappa naikodi, hatti

    Wed, Mar 08 2023

    Educated are most c corrupted people.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Wed, Mar 08 2023

    Elected representatives and the MCC officials responsible for the management of basic amenities are busy working on misplaced priorities. Where is the smart City gurus talking all nonsense when City is short of water supply inspite of having so many perennial water resources in the twin coastal districts. Inspite of having to pay huge corporation and property taxes, people are to suffer for the basic requirements of clean drinking water and sanitation.... We are going to be number one super power of the world but without basic amenities to its population....this is called double engines growth......!!!!!

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Wed, Mar 08 2023

    Poor and lethargic planning. Mangalore has too much water until January....no knowledge of conserving it. They know only how to cry and fool with 40%.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Wed, Mar 08 2023

    mrpl desalination plant was setup at 700 crores would be useful this summer. Lot of demand for fresh water.

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  • prakash, Manipal

    Wed, Mar 08 2023

    Water management has to happen on both macro and micro(most important) levels... Actually we spend much more water than it takes... To keep us clean we need at times 50% of water we actually use... People run the washing machine on fuzzy mode for almost fresh clothes where quick wash will do the same job, take long shower baths where as bucket and half is enough to freshen us. while washing utensils we keep the taps running and same case while brushing.... These small conscious improvements can make a huge difference....

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  • Adrian, Bendur/Dubai

    Wed, Mar 08 2023

    We read this news every year at this time of the year. Why havent the elected representatives done anything to address this issue? The mistake is even after the trouble and problems faced, people will elect the same incompetent person again only based on his religion/caste/affiliation to party. Sadly performance is the last criteria

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 08 2023

    Mangalore has a luxury of two rivers -French wells or radial wells can be made in the river bed (and sea by the side- a desalination plant can be set up), it has the luxury of two monsoons SW and NE 120 inches of rain but in smart city planners are Mangas...the result "Water water everywhere.,not a drop to drink "

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  • sharath, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 08 2023

    Corruption and mismanagement are the root cause of this water scarcity

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  • DSR, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 08 2023

    There is factory set up on the banks of the Netravati river very close to the dam. The factory requires lots of water and the spot for setting it up was selected mainly due to the access to water (upstream of the dam so whatever water is stored in the dam is available free of cost! They should investigate what is the role of that factory in this water shortage that too when we have had very good rains right up till November last year.

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  • Nawaz, Saudi

    Wed, Mar 08 2023

    Maybe factory belongs to Bjpee supporter or politician....nobody in DK has guts to investigate..

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