Tiruchirapalli, Apr 3: The Rs 616 crore comprehensive water supply scheme for supplying water to five municipalities, 11 town panchayats and 3,163 rural habitations in Pudukkottai, Sivaganga and Ramanathapuram districts, is going on in full swing and is expected to be operationalised during the first quarter of next year.
Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board (TWAD) sources told UNI here today that the scheme would benefit the present population of 15.75 lakh people in the districts and the projected population of 19.75 lakh by the year 2036.
The sources said it was proposed to draw 100 MLD of sub-surface water from river Cauvery through four collector wells, being erected at Kadiyakurichi and Mutharasanallur villages on the south bank of the river, on the Tiruchirapalli-Karur National Highway, near here.
The water pumped out of these collector wells would be again pumped up to Alavayal sump near Ponnamaravathi in Pudukkottai district and thereafter it would be gravitated to the proposed beneficiary sumps up to Rameswaram and Sayalkudi in Ramanathapuram district. The water would then be distributed to the public through a network of existing and proposed service reservoirs, they added.