39 Villages & 112 Wards in Urban Areas Likely Face Drinking Water Shortage in DK: Click to Know

39 Villages & 112 Wards in Urban Areas Likely Face Drinking Water Shortage in DK: Click to Know

Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner M.P. Mullai Muhilan informed that 39 villages and 112 wards in the urban areas are likely to face drinking water scarcity this summer. The DC directed officials to take all measures to meet the drinking water requirement of people and livestock. Asking urban local bodies to set up helplines for people to report on water problem, he said care should be taken in maintaining purity of the water that is supplied. Asking officials to make regular field visits.

Thumbe vented dam supplies drinking water to the city, Ullal, Mulky and three gram panchayats, has 6 m high water storage. Every day water from the downstream (seepage water) of the dam is being pumped again to the dam to maintain the water level at the dam. As many as 15 tankers are being used by MCC to supply water to areas in high altitudes that are facing problems in drinking water supply.

While asking officials to keep a close tab on availability of water, the DC told them to look for alternative water sources and also make use of private borewells. If there is any problem with water supply, officials will be held responsible.

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