December 16, 2015
The 24*7 water supply scheme which would make Coimbatore the largest 24*7 water supplying city. This project would soon be seeing its preliminary work commence as the Corporation has finished the second round of tenders for project which is all set to start earlier next year.
The 556.57 crore project which was earlier sanctioned by the Tamil Nadu Infrastructure Development Board (TNIDB), has been moving swiftly . “We have pushed the project and have been able to get to a considerably good level within a year,” said Corporation Commissioner K.Vijayakarthikeyan.
If implemented the plan would benefit more than 10,50,000 people from the 60 wards of the city corporation limits in the first phase.
According to a senior official the demand for water stands at 257 mld (million litres per day) and if the system is implemented, the supply would increase up to 500 mld
“The supply would be upto 135 mld to each household in the earstwhile corporation limits and it would be 70 mld in the added areas,” the official said.
Once the tenders are over, the corporation officials would change the complete set up of the water distribution system including the replacement of old pipes with stronger and larger ones to transport more water and provide water connections to individual houses with meters.
The system is currently being used in Nagpur to provide water to 20 wards. In Coimbatore this has been planned in 60 wards making it the largest of its kind with a futuristic vision. that is taking into considering the population in 2044.