From 2018, residents of the Secunderabad Cantonment can hope to get drinking water supply on alternate days.
Secunderabad Cantonment Board has prepared an action plan to enhance the potable water supply to residents of the area and has also drawn up fresh proposals for the same.
The move comes after a review meeting that SCB officials had with two cabinet ministers as well as Hyderabad Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) officials.
A three-member committee comprising two senior HMWS&SB officials and SCB water works superintending engineer was set up to inspect the possible offtake points to improve water supply and pre pare proposals for alternate day water supply .
“One of the key proposals is to take up inter-junction works at Risala Bazar, Bollarum, to connect the existing cantonment pipeline network with the nearby Godavari pipeline laid by HMWS&SB. For this, the existing SCB pipeline (250 mm dia) will be connected to the HMWS&SB’s (600 mm dia) pipeline,” SCB water works superintending engine er M Raj Kumar said.
“Another proposal is to connect SCB’s Trimurthy Colony pump house to the nearest 1,000 mm diametre Mahendra Hills-Karkhana pipeline to avoid pumping water from Addagutta,” Raj Kumar said.
The committee also proposed installation of water meters at the Mahendra Hills reservoir and Mahendra HillsKarkhana pipeline.
“SCB will require 81 lakh gallons of water per day to implement the alternate day water. Though HMWS&SB was supplying 59 LGPD to cantonment, after the meeting it increased this by four LGPD,” said an SCB official.
For this proposals the board will need nearly Rs 2 crore he added.
“Tenders will be floated to take up works that are targeted for completion by Jan 2018,” Kumar said.