'Ensure regular water supply'

Lack of coordination between JUSCO and VVWW alleged

Following series of complaints pertaining to water supply in the district, Revenue and district-in-charge minister V Sreenivas Prasad directed officials of city corporation and district administration to ensure regular water supply to all parts of the district, here on Friday.

During a review meeting chaired by him at Zilla Panchayat premises former mayor of Mysore City Corporation, Purushotham complained about irregular water supply in more than 20 wards of Mysore City Corporation (MCC).

He blamed the irregular water supply to a lack of co-ordination between Jamshedpur Utilities and Services Company Ltd (JUSCO) and Vani Vilas Water Works (VVWW). Water was being supplied once every two or three days, he added.

JUSCO officials said that works are close to completion in 45 of the 65 wards in MCC limits and blamed the model code of conduct for the delay in completion of works in wards. VVWW officials said that water supply to parts of the city was affected as there was a significant dip in the amount of water being pumped from Hongalli pumping station. The Minister instructed the officials concerned to take steps to ensure that all parts of the city had regular water supply.

Water supply in tankers

Zilla Panchayat CEO, P A Gopal said that 16 villages in rural areas of Mysore district were being supplied water with the help of tankers. Of the 16 villages, 15 were in Mysore taluk and one village was from Nanjangud taluk. “While water sources for some villages have been identified, we are yet to identify water sources to the rest,” he said.

He added that the Panchayat had sunk 70 borewells to ensure adequate water supply in various parts of the district.

Later during the day, a meeting was also held at Deputy Commissioner’s office regarding water supply in the district.

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