Mayor S. Ramanathan assured that residents of Thanjavur Corporation boundaries will soon enjoy 24-hour water supply.
Speaking to reporters here on Thursday, the mayor said two wells with a capacity of eight million liters per day have been sunk in the Kollidam River to boost the supply of drinking water. Once they are operational, the total amount of water available for distribution will increase to 59.50 MLD from the current 23.50 MLD.
Stating that the new wells would become operational in a few months, Mr. Ramanathan said that, to start with, the protected water supply would soon be made available to residents of wards 1 to 25 and the facility would be gradually extended to d other neighborhoods. .
Responding to a question regarding the condition of the reservoirs, ponds and other water bodies that exist within the civic body’s estate, he said efforts would be made to revive the 63 water bodies, although, according to available records, only 17 reservoirs/ponds exist within the Society. limits.
Regarding the stagnation of polluted water in the newly renovated “Ayyankulam” reservoir in the heart of the city, Mr. Ramanathan said that it was due to the mixing of sewers with the age-old water inlet channel of the reservoir. . “The polluted water will be pumped out in order to clean the bed of the reservoir,” he said and went on to add that the centuries-old network of water inlets and outlets linking the moats and the rivers crossing the city with the reservoirs in the city would be restored.
The online complaints/suggestions service – “Vanakkam Thanjai” – announced earlier by the civic body would become a reality within a month, he added.
Planned infrastructure works
Stating that the “Namma Ward, Namma Mayor” program implemented by the civic body ended last week, Mr. Ramanathan said the visit of the mayor and deputy mayor to each ward resulted in the identification of the infrastructure development. necessary works to be implemented in the neighborhoods for the improvement of the area.
Works totaling ₹1,100 crore had been identified during the visits, of which Division III had the lion’s share of ₹464.94 crore as it was a sprawling area of the civic body and lacked sewers and other drainage network facilities, he added.