MLA H S Prakash said that the proposal for the third phase of drinking water project at an estimated cost of Rs 458 crore to provide drinking water to the city has been submitted to the government and approval for the same was being awaited.
Addressing the media on Thursday during his visit to Gorur where the Hemavathy reservoir is located, he said that Hassan requires 2.5 MGD of drinking water everyday.
Moreover, it has become difficult to supply water to all the areas, as the water level was depleting at an alarming rate in the dam. Presently, only about 1 to 1.5 MGD of water is available.
Efforts were on to pump water and supply it to the city.
Meanwhile, the existing pipelines laid by Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB) is being made use of and water is being supplied to the city from Thursday, he said.
KIADB has laid pipelines to supply water to the Industrial area from Hemavathy River.
In view of the drought situation, only necessary water was used by the industries.
The City Municipal Council has taken steps to divert the additional water for drinking purpose after completing the purification process.
This would however be a temporary solution for the drinking water problem.
The problem would aggravate if the rains failed, Prakash added.