Water Supply

Present Status
Ambur is a special Grade Municipality in Vellore District. It is situated along the M.C. Road (NH 46) at about 50 Kms from Vellore. A number of leather tanneries are situated around the town and most of the people are working in the Tanneries.

The present population of the Ambur Municipality is 1,14,608 as per 2011 census. present requirement of the town is 10.32 M.L.D per day.

Hence now the town water supply has been made from the following sources as mentioned.
CWSS : Under vellore cauvery water supply scheme. This Municipality has getting 7.00 MLD

Sources Quantity Supplied in MLD
Non Potable Potable
II From Local Source
1) From Municipal open wells 0.60 MLD
III Mini Power Pumps 0.75 MLD
Total 10.35 MLD

Per capita supply : 90 Lpcd

Supply duration : Alternative days once (2hrs)

No of MPP : 268 Nos

No of Power Pump : 21 Nos


Water Quality

The treated water sample test for the town indicates that the PH value (6.5) is below the permissible limits of 6.5 to 9.2 for the drinking purpose. And the turbidity level of NTU against the norms of 10 NTU indicates (yellow in color ) , which is normally allowed for the drinking purpose; otherwise the water is very safe in quality. The result is enclosed in Annexure IV.

1.4-water quality-13.07.2022

1.4.Water quality-05.01.2023

Water Test Report-19.07.2023

Storage and Distribution System

The current practice of water transmission and distribution indicate that the water is drawn both through pumping and gravity methods from the sources and transmitted to the Ground level service Reservoirs located at various zones. Then the water is distributed for the local supply through individual service connections and public stand posts located at the various locations.

House Service Connections.

At present, the Ambur Municipality has provided 12367 individuals are domestic and 168 connections are non-domestic connections. Nearly, 765 Public Fountains/Stand posts are provided to supply protected water supply in the town. The inhabitants mainly rely on municipal water supply; therefore the demand for individual connections is high in the town. However, the nature of slope and undulated terrain prohibit the provision of water supply distribution system in a widespread manner to cover all areas in the town. The frequent failure of the monsoon and depletion in ground water sources necessitate the need to safeguard the existing water sources by undertaking various measures like water supply through public wells, private wells Municipal lorries and distribution system covers 95% of the total population at a rate of 90 Litres Per Capita Per Day (LPCD – the actual coverage) Alternative days.

Distribution Network

The existing distribution system comprises of distribution network from the service reservoirs to the individual house service connections and public fountains/stand posts, which covers 65% of the total municipal road length (104.049 Kms) in the town. The existing network system is laid out to cover dense population located in the different parts of the town. At present, the water is distributed for duration of 2 hours in a normal day to cover in all wards in the town.

Demand and Supply

The overall demand and supply of water in Ambur town indicates that the existing supply of 10.32 MLD is not adequate for the population in 2011.