Kootuhole may go dry soon

Kootuhole may go dry soon

A view of Kootuhole which supplies water to Madikeri town.

Earlier, CMC had estimated that the water in Kootuhole will be sufficient to supply water to the town in the first week of May. However, owing to the rain, Koothole received 2.5 feet water. Now with the increase in temperature and the increased number of tourists visiting Madikeri, CMC has been forced to supply more water. Though there was cloudy weather in Madikeri, the catchment area did not get much rainfall.

“If Kootuhole is dried, then we will make arrangement to supply water through tankers,” says CMC Commissioner K Srikantrao and President P D Ponnappa. The CMC is supplying water through tanker to the open well dug at Octray gate. Later, from the well water is being pumped to Azadnagar and surrounding areas. From Kannandabane pumphouse, water is being supplied to Housing Board and Kannandabane region. To supply water, 12,000 litre capacity three tankers and 20,000 litre capacity four tankers are being utilised for the last few days. In case of necessity, additional two tankers will be taken on rent to supply water to the town, said Commissioner. According to matereological department, monsoon will enter Kerala on June 1. Within two days from June 1, Kodagu will get rainfall.
Accodingly, it is a challenge for the CMC to supply water for 15 days for a population of 35,000 through tanker. If rain god showers, then the citizens can heave a sigh of relief.

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