No Rationing of Water in Mangalore For Now: MCC Commissioner C.L. Anand

No Rationing of Water in Mangalore For Now: MCC Commissioner C.L. Anand

Commissioner of Mangalore City Corporation (MCC) C.L. Anand said that some quantity of water from the AMR vented dam to the Thumbe vented dam, which supplies drinking water to the city, was released three days ago but there is no alarming situation to opt for water rationing.

The Commissioner informed that people in Mangalore city will have to use water judiciously without wasting water for washing vehicles and other purposes as the rainy season is two months away.

A water supply engineer at the corporation said that after water storage at Thumbe dam dropped to 4.89 mts. from the maximum storage level of six mts., water from the AMR dam, upstream of Thumbe on the Netravathi, was released on Monday, April 8. The storage at AMR dam stood at 16.82 mts. against the maximum level of 18.9 mts. then. The release was stopped on Tuesday at about 3.15 p.m. after the water level at Thumbe reached the level of 5.63 mts. and the level at AMR dam dropped to 15.80 mts.MCC seeks water quality test reports

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of the corporation in a public notice has asked people, especially those managing hostels and paying guest accommodations, to ascertain the quality of tanker water being purchased by them from private water suppliers. It is in view of maintaining health and to prevent cholera cases if any.

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