Dredging in Thumbe dam in four days

Dredging in Thumbe dam in four days

The district administration will take up dredging in the Thumbe dam to increase the water storage capacity of the dam.

The work will begin in four days, said Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil.

Speaking to reporters, he said that the increase in water storage capacity through dredging will help in the next monsoon. “In addition, sand will be removed and distributed for construction purposes,” he said.

“A team led by the assistant commissioner will look into the dredging process. As the dredging can be continued in monsoon too, the availability of sand will be ensured,” the officer clarified.

To a query on the water woes experienced by schools and colleges, the deputy commissioner said that all the government schools will be ensured of water supply through tankers. If any private institution makes a request for water, then arrangement will be made for supply through tankers on days when the Mangaluru City Corporation takes up rationing of supply, Senthil assured.

“If the monsoon is delayed further, then the strategy needs to be worked out to supply water to the citizens. Borewells and open wells have been cleaned and kept ready in case of any emergency to supply water,” he explained.