City to get respite from water woes for 15 days
Caption: MLA M.K. Somashekar is seen inspecting the Hongalli Pumping Station near KRS this morning. He was accompanied by VVWW Executive Engineer Subramanya, Superintending Engineer Krishna and others.
Mysore, May 22- With KRS reservoir recording an inflow of 3,336 cusecs water from Hemavathi river and registering a rise of 2.5 ft. at the storage level, the water-starved citizens of Mysore city can now heave a sigh of relief as the received water can be supplied to the citizens for the next 15 to 20 days.
Krishnaraja MLA M.K. Somashekar, accompanied by Vani Vilas Water Works (VVWW) Executive Engineer Subramanya, Superintending Engineer Krishna and Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board (KUWS&DB) Executive Engineer Subbegowda today conducted an inspection of the KRS reservoir and Hongalli water pumping station where an additional 240 HP pump was pressed into service.
Corporators Jagadish and Manjula Manasa and others accompanied Somashekar during his inspection.
The level of KRS dam has now increased to 66.55 ft. as against 64 ft. on May 20.
It is believed that the ongoing problem related to water scarcity would be solved once the monsoon starts, which is expected to commence at the end of this month.
Kabini reservior has also recorded a marginal increase in its inflow following rains at catchment areas.
DC instructs JUSCO to supply more water to city
Meanwhile, in the wake of increase in the water level at KRS, Mysore Deputy Commissioner C. Shikha and KUWS&DB Managing Director Prabhakar held a meeting yesterday with JUSCO officials here and instructed them to supply the available water to the city adequately.
They also instructed the officials to attend to complaints related to drinking water 24x7.
Briefing the officials regarding the current situation, MCC Commissioner P.G. Ramesh said that an additional 15 to 20 MLD water can b...more