Water Supply

Water Supply

Existing Situation

The town is provided with protected water supply from the year 1970 from river Pennaiyar at distance of 12 km from town.

In the upstream side of the Pennaiyar River two numbers of infiltration wells and gallery is provided for the improved of water supply.

There are two numbers of service reservoirs of storage capacity 9.0 and 7.0 lakhs

Drinking Water supplied through 78.40 km length of distribution system in alternate days population benefited by the system 95,439


Regular Schemes 4.60 MLD
Mini Power Pump 0.40 MLD
Hand Pump 0.40 MLD
Total 5.40 MLD

Water Quality

The treated water sample test for the town indicates that the PH value (7.70) 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.

Storage and Distribution System

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

From Pennaiyar River, Infilteration Well, Deep Bore Well and Pillur Bore Well totally 46 lakh litre 5 pumped daily and supplied to the public through 144 public fountains. 5378 Domestic House Service connections. 118 Non-Domestic connections. Apart from these water is supplied through 231 Hand pumps and 46 mini power pumps. Present status of water supply is maintained at the rate of 54 lpcd without any interruption.

For the purpose of storage and wider coverage, the town is sub-divided into 2 major zones on the service area of the local reservoirs. For the distribution purpose ground level service reservoirs are provided in different areas. The existing GLRs are having the capacity of storing 46.66 % of the total water supplied and overall supply is maintained for 5.4 MLD through public distribution system. This invariably indicates the existence of good supply and distribution system. However, the water supply during the summer season is poor due to low level of water in the reservoirs, non – availability of water in the streams and sudden influx.

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 100% of the total municipal road length (78.40 Km) 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 different wards in the town.