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Despite low rainfall, City could quench its thirst until August 15: MCC Commissioner

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Mysuru: Amidst concerns over less rainfall and key reservoirs running out of water in the district, Mysuru City Corporation Commissioner Lakshmikanth Reddy has stated that the City could manage its citizens’ drinking water needs, until August 15.

Participating in a meeting convened by Deputy Commissioner Dr K V Rajendra here on Friday, Commissioner Reddy informed the meeting that water from Kabini and KRS reservoirs is being utilised for drinking purposes only.

So far, there is no shortage of water in Kabini reservoir for drinking purposes as water from Kabini is being supplied to 19 wards. Rest of the wards are getting water from KRS reservoir. Apart from this, 100 mld water from Mylapur, 60 mld from Belagola, 80 mld from Kabini to meet drinking water needs. Besides, the City is getting 50 mld water from RBL Canal and until August 15, the city could manage even without the rain.

Deputy Commissioner Dr K V Rajendra directed the officials to chalk out preventive measures to check drinking water crisis in the district.

Chairing a meeting, he observed that since there is no sufficient rainfall in the district, yet, drinking water is being supplied to 256 gram panchayats and other 13 local bodies’ jurisdiction. He asked the executive engineers of rural drinking water department to update everyday about the water availability and also list out villages that would face water crisis in the coming days.

Although, there is no water scarcity as such, the officials need to visit villages facing water crisis and evolve measures, he pointed out. He further directed them to supply water through private borewells, in case of water shortage. He also warned of stringent action for any complaints of sewage mixed water. The officials have been asked to check quality of water for presence of any bacteria or chemicals.

Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer K M Gayathri urged the officials to check drinking water samples on priority.

Rural Drinking Water Executive Engineer Suresh Babu, Additional Deputy Commissioner Kavitha Rajaram and officials were present.

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