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Corporation to ration water till monsoon arrives

Image result for trichy water supply alternative daysAS severe drought has resulted in the drying up of all the water resources, including River Cauvery and River Kollidam, and as the groundwater table has been depleting, the corporation has decided to make changes in the water sup ply frequency. From Monday, drink-ing water would be supplied once in two days to cater to the water needs of the district With poor rain-fall during the last monsoon, wa-ter sources have not been refilled, following which the city has been experiencing severe water scar-city. The ground-water table in the riverbeds has also depleted under 90 feet depth, affect-ing the water distribution in the city Supply of water has declined to 106 Millions of Litres Per Day (MLD). It is feared that the depth to access groundwater may increase further as most of the city's water needs is satisfied by the groundwater. Most outer areas in the dis-trict have gone completely dry making the groundwater table
decline below 500 feet and most of the direct water sources have dried up to dust Due to excessive usage, the water level keeps declining. Following depletion of the groundwater table in the outer areas of the district, people from villages have been staging protests with empty pots, seeking proper water supply Due to the water scar-city, agriculture sector has also been badly affected. Special schemes have been implemented under the drought relief  scheme to manage water scarcity in the district. The water distribution has been increased to 122 MLD. As a precautionary measure to maintain the existing ground water till the next monsoon, the city corporation has decided to supply water once in two days in other pats. For the wards one to six in Srirangam, water will be supplied daily in the morning hours only. The new supply pattern shall be implemented from Monday on wards, said the officials. Public have been request-ed to use water wisely, without wasting it.

Groundwater has depleted under 40 feet, affecting the water distribution in the city. Supply has declined to 106 Million Litres Per Day (MLD). It is feared that the depth to access groundwater may increase further as most of the city's water needs is satisfied by the groundwater
source: epaper.newindianexpress.com//c/20607 

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