Water in reservoirs may last till monsoon, say officials

Water in reservoirs may last till monsoon, say officials

There will be no crisis for drinking water this summer, unlike last year, according to officials of Vani Vilas Water Works, here.

Even though the water level in the KRS and Kabini reservoirs, the main sources for the city, are decreasing, it would be sufficient till the onset of monsoon.

The water level at KRS is 89.71 feet (69.47 feet last year) on Monday against the maximum level of 124.84 feet, while it is 2,266.70 feet (2,247.33 feet last year) against 2,284 feet in Kabini.

Kodagu district, the main catchment area for the River Cauvery, has been receiving rains over the past fortnight. Even parts of Mysore and other districts in the region have received adequate rains during the past one week. Besides reducing the temperature, it would recharge groundwater.

If at all there is a crisis, the areas in the city will be supplied with water on rotation. So, all residents of the city will receive adequate water uniformly, the officials said.

Rural scenario

 In an attempt to allay fears among the people about drinking water, especially in rural parts of Mysore district, this summer, the District Administration has set up round the clock control rooms in all seven taluks. Besides, the authorities concerned have been directed to take necessary action as and when complaints are received.

Chief Executive Officer of Zilla Panchayat P A Gopal has stated, in a press release, that the District Administration has received Rs 3 crore under drought relief funds. The fund can be used to address drinking water problems like laying or repair of pipelines, buying and installation of motors, hydro fracturing, redrilling, flushing and other works.

Due to severe drought, groundwater at Jayapura hobli, in the district, has depleted. It affects 13 villages and water tankers are being pressed into service in such areas.


The works on supplying water from Kabini river to 27 villages in Mysore taluk and three villages in Nanjangud taluk are underway. The works, expected to be completed in November, will benefit villages in Jayapura hobli like Salundi, Gorur, Udbur, Kellahalli, Talur, Murudagalli, Dodda Katur, Marballi, Doora, Nagarthalli, Jayapura, Kalalavadi, Dhamgalli, Doddahundi, Kenchalagud, Kotehundi, Kerehundi, Daripura, Marballihundi, Sindhuvalli, Yadahalli, Baradanapura, Mavinahalli, Gopalpura, Mullur and Dadadahalli. In Nanjangud taluk Kembalu, Bidaragud and Hallikerehundi will be benefitted.

Some villages are additionally included under the project. They are: Chikkakanya, Doddakanya, Hangalli, Thibbayanahundi, Mooganahundi, Byathahalli and Devagalli in Mysore taluk; Echagalli, Hallididdi, Maralur and Goddanapura in Nanjangud taluk.

That apart, following the repair of motor installed in the jackwell used to supply water to Doddakavalande and 55 other villages in Nanjangud taluk, water tankers have been pressed into service.

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