Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)
Mangaluru, May 11: Water level at Thumbe vented dam is depleting at an alarming rate. Rationing of drinking water has begun in the city since some days. Accordingly, water supply will be there for south part of the city, while north part will not have the supply and vice versa every day.
The water level in Thumbe dam was down to 4.03 meter on in the beginning of this week. If it does not rain in coming days, Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) is going to change the pattern of rationing also. According to the MCC officials, most areas of respective zones of the city are receiving water once in two days.
Thumbe dam (file photo)
In the past years, during rationing of drinking water, supply was done through tankers by filling water from wells. However, this time around it is not possible to do the experiment also as water in most of the wells is contaminated. The water from underground drainage has seeped into well water and its colour and odour have changed. The water from ponds cannot be used for drinking purpose also. Though there is water in some lakes, the MCC administration has not thought of supplying it to the residents of the city. Without installing a purifying unit, it is not possible to supply water for drinking purpose. For the same reason, the MCC is not able to supply water from the ponds where there is enough water.
People of Mulky are concerned as the drinking water problem is worsening day-by-day. The water springs in well also have decreased considerably. Many hotels and residential complexes are suffering acute shortage of water. Many auspicious occasions are taking place in the district and people who are managing these are also having tough time.