Illegal Water Connections in Mangalore: Mayor Sudheer Shetty Warns of Serious Action

Illegal Water Connections in Mangalore: Mayor Sudheer Shetty Warns of Serious Action

Mayor Sudheer Shetty Kannur issued a stern warning, against illegal water connections from Mangalore City Corporation’s main pipeline in villages, en route to Thumbe and using it for irrigation and commercial activities.

The Mayor said that several illegal connections have already been disconnected and it is sure that the city will not face scarcity of water this summer. The inflow to the Netravathi River, which serves as the city’s water source, has not entirely stopped at present. Thumbe vented dam, which provides water to Mangalore City, Ullal, and Mulki, has water up to 6m. The AMR vented dam situated on the upstream of Thumbe dam is almost full and another vented dam at Biliyoor on the upstream of AMR vented dam has water storage up to 4m. In case of a shortage, water stored in AMR will be let into Thumbe dam.

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