of Water Bodies
prime functions of the Municipality as contemplated in Tamilnadu
District Municipalities Act 1920 are providing protected Water
Supply, Street Light facilities to the Public and ensuring sanitation
of the town on an average This Municipality is supplying 90 litres
of water per day per head which is adequate at present.
To identify alternate surface and ground water sources to augment
additional water supply in the town
| WATER SUPPLY
(RIVER AND DAM DETAILS)
| Main Water Sources
- Ralliah Dam
- Bandumi Dam
- Adar Water
- Old Forest
- Attadi Water
| Water Supply Details.
Daily Consumption of Water
|45.20 Lakhs Litres.
| Per Head Consumption of Water
|| 90 Litres Per Head Per Day
| Distribution of Water to Streets/Area
|| Once in two days in Normal days
and Once in four days in Summer Season.
| No. of Water Tanks maintained
| No. of Domestic Water Connections
| No. of Non-Domestic Water Connections
| No. of Public Fountains/Taps
all the above sources, 4.52MLD of water is drawn during the rainy
season for about 6 months ( From October to March ) and distributed
to the public at the rate of 90 LPCD. During summer and drought
seasons, (From April to September ) the drawal gets reduced to
3.51 MLD and is distributed to the public at the rate of 70 LPCD.
of 4.52MLD drawn during raining seasons, 3.15 MLD is from the
- Raliah Dam.
- Bandumi Dam.
- Gymkhana Stream.
The catchment areas of Raliah Dam and Bandumi Dam is 310 acres
and 200 acres respectively. These two dams get filled up with
water during north east monsoon and this water is distributed
to the public to their full requirements for a period of 6 months.
During summer seasons, water level goes down and water drawn from
these sources decreases fully and there is scarcity of water prevailing
in the town. Water is distributed to the public residing at high
level areas once in five days and in the low level areas once
in two days only. Water is supplied to the public residing at
very high level areas through water lorries, 2 owned by the municipality
and by hiring.
Out of sanctioned 6000 no.of house service connections, 5312 have
been given so far. The water charges are collected at the rates
- Domestic Rs.3/-
per 1000 litres.
- Commercial building Rs.12/-
per 1000 litres
- Industries and others Rs.18/-
per 1000 litres
is stored in 4 no.of ground level reservoirs with a total storage
capacity of 18.44 lakhs litres and distributed through distribution
mains of length 66.17 kms. 221 nos.of public fountains are sanctioned
and provided in the town, mostly in slum areas.
year April to September, water level goes down in Raliah and Bandumi
dam, and consequently water drawn from these sources goes down
considerably. Scarcity of water prevails during these period in