MCC Will Likely Resort to Water Rationing in Mangalore City by April End if it Does Not Rain

MCC Will Likely Resort to Water Rationing in Mangalore City by April End if it Does Not Rain

Mangalore City Corporation (MCC)dam at Thumbe had 5.1 metres of water against the maximum level of 6 metres. MCC may have to resort to water rationing in 60 wards of Mangalore city by April end, if the catchment areas do not receive pre-monsoon showers when the water level in the dam is reduced to 4 metres.

Chief whip of MCC council Premanand Shetty said that the water level in the dam, which was 5 metres on Sunday, rose to 5.1 metres on Monday. The water level in Thumbe dam will reduce to 4 metres within 10- 15 days if there is no inflow. When the water level in Thumbe dam reduces to 4 metres, MCC will have to refill it by opening the shutters of AMR dam on the upstream. Thus, the water level in Thumbe dam can be kept at 6 metres and this will be sufficient to supply water to the city for 45 days, till May 15. However, by April end, water rationing of water supply (only 3-4 hours a day) has to be implemented in the city as a precautionary measure.

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