Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Water problems looms city in large extent

Water problem is hovering in large extent in city. Citizens are finding hard to tackle the issue and over come the water crisis. Housewife Sujatha, resident of KG Koppalu said she was waiting from 4 am to collect the water and has not obtained sufficient water for daily use.

“Let any government shall come to power our situation remains the same. As per my knowledge no development works has taken in our area from last two decades,” she regretted.

Residents of Kannegowdana Koppalu, Sunnadakeri were seen quarreling in front of water tap to collect the water. In several houses there is no water tank facility to store the water. The women were seen collecting water in plastic pots, huge drums, and other kitchen utensiles.

About 60-70 per cent of Mysoreans depend on Cauvery water and some have access to Kabini water. The situation might worsen in coming days, if the water level at reservoirs fails to reach the brim.

Following dip in KRS and Kabini reservoirs, Mysore City Corporation decided to release water two days once. According to officials, the KRS dam has reached the lowest level in last nine decades. The water level at KRS reservoir is 67.59 ft against 124.80 feet, whereas in Kabini its 2246.77 feet against 2284.00 feet.  

Another hard truth is water problem is common in several areas of city. TK Layout, KG Koppal, Vidyaranyapuram, Ittegegud, Nazarbad, Nanjumalige, Sharadadevi Nagar, Rama Krishna Nagar, Udyagiri, Naidunagar, Siddartha Layout, NR Mohalla, Bannimantap and for several other locality residents overcoming water problems has become day to day task.

Hit in construction works
The scarcity of water has not only affected for drinking purpose, whereas even it has affected the construction of house. Contractor Murali says, from last two days they have not got sufficient water to take-up construction water, as the water released is not sufficient.

Demands for water pots
Manasmarket trader Aktar said demand for plastic pots, huge water drums has gone up from last few weeks. “Majority of the pots are sold to villagers. They collect about 8-10 pots of water for a time from the nearby lakes, borewells and later transport in cycles, bullock carts,” he added.

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